by Hafez for Beginners

I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Milad Pooran who is running for US Congress (Democrat - MD 6th) last weekend. Milad is a 35 year old doctor who has also served in the US Airforce. Milad also happens to be the only non-lawyer running for this seat! He was incredibly impressive on all issues dear to any "progressive" 's heart - from healthcare to education. As for "war" - he stands vehemently against any pre-emptive war by the US, any where in the world, especially after the Iraq debacle.

Please DONATE to Milad for Congress -

The election is coming up in a matter of days and every single $ counts. We are getting very close to having our first Iranian-American in the US Congress, and I personally hope Milad would be our guy. "Placement" is very important for any minority group, and especially if you are a democrat, I would full heartedly ask that you support Milad.

What touched me the most in a private conversation with Milad, was him acknowledging that there are too many "lawyers" in the US political arena. Milad told me that Thomas Jefferson had wanted it to be different, with a more varied cross section of professions represented.  More doctors, more teachers, more nurses, more designers, you catch the drift. They each look at life through their own unique prisms, and just as i hope the US ends up with more than the mere 17% female representaion it currently has in Congress, (lowest among many developed nations), I also hope to see a change in terms of professions being represented. Milad got me to dig deep into my purse: as a Doctor, as an Iranian-American, and as a compassionate and highly intelligent individual. Please do go to the website and support, volunteer and donate. Thank you. Afsaneh Mirfendereski  Chevy Chase, MD.


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You look prettier than before, what is the secret?  Only Hafez would know, right? 


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DONATE from anywhere !

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Remember guys, you can donate to MiladforCongress from anywhere in the US.

A Progressive Democrat in Congress who is also Iranian-American will be good for the community whether you live in CA, OR, MA etc.

I do know their campaign needs ALL the support it can get. They are days away from the primary. If Milad wins the primary, the District is very Democratic and he'll most likely win the seat. But he has to win the primary.

Go and click! He's a wonderful soul. And there's more about him on their website. MILADFORCOGRESS.COM 


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If I lived out there I would have voted for him. Air Force guys are smart and educated.

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If he is against a war in Iran he's got my vote.

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He is right about the experience of the Iraq war debacle, what have we learned there? Talk of war, especially the way it has been in the media recently has lost all legitimacy.

Last night I was watching the evening news and they said US envoy or someone was going to Israel to talk to them about no strike on Iran and later in March Obama is hosting Netanyahoo to presumably followup.  Then the reporter said; but the Israel might attack anyway and the US will have to react and ...

It's like getting wrapped in a do loop cycle.  Even if both US and Israel say they don't want to strike first, which every 2 weeks in between they say it, the TV reporters will bring up some sect or Presidential candidate who will want a strike.  It never ends!  

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Thank you dear Afsaneh

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For introducing Milad to us.  

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