Chicago, IL @MehrdadAzemun
Mehrdad Azemun is National Field Director for National People's Action and is currently on loan to the Fair Immigration Reform Movement/Center for Community Change. Mehrdad was born in Iran and came to the US in 1978. He has nearly 15 years of experience in issue-based, electoral and legislative campaigns at the local, state and national level. Mehrdad's roots are in community organizing; his first job in the realm was in 2001 at the Organization of the NorthEast in Chicago. He then worked for 6 years at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. From 2009-2010, Mehrdad served as National Field Director for the Reform Immigration for America campaign and was a Senior Fellow at New Organizing Institute in 2011. At NPA, Mehrdad is helping build a power-building program, which aims to build governing power on the state-wide level. He enjoys spending time with family and friends; cooking, travel and sailing.