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About SAC

Founded in 2005 in Burr Ridge Illinois, the Syrian American Council is the largest Syrian-American community organization in the United States. It serves to amplify the voice of the Syrian-American Community. SAC includes members from all segments of Syrian society, and has 19 chapters nationwide with thousands of members. It is an organization devoted to community organizing, media outreach, awareness-raising, youth empowerment, advocacy, and support for Syrians seeking to build a free and democratic Syria.

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General Information About The Revolution

Since March 2011 and inspired by uprisings across the Arab world, millions of Syrians have taken to the streets to peacefully demand the end of the Assad family’s 40-year brutal regime and a transition to democracy. The Assad regime’s response to the peaceful, pro-democracy demands has been a full-scale military operation against unarmed civilians. After the revolution was militarized and opposition groups held up arms to defend themselves, the regime started using its air force to crush the rebellion.

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Don’t Give Up

The Syrian issue is a long term struggle and we must continue to do what we can to support the cause. In DC, we are fighting an uphill battle, but we can’t give up. Most recently, we helped organize an interfaith delegation from Syria to meet officials in DC resulting in a successful anti-ISIS PR campaign. We assisted Sheikh Yaqoubi to widely broadcast media interviews with Christiane Amanpour on CNN international, Margaret Warner on PBS Newshour, during which he denounced Assad and ISIS, benefiting the Syrian cause greatly. These projects defend the narrative of the Syrian people.

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LATEST NEWS
by Suhayla Sibaai on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 in News, SAC in the News, SAC News

By Bassam Barabandi and Tyler Jess Thompson December 10, 2014 In his pursuit of foreign policy deals with Syria and Iran, President Obama has taken a soft approach. As a…

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by Suhayla Sibaai on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 in News, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 07, 2014 Contact: Chad Brand cbrand@sacouncil.com 202-429-2099 SAC CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON Washington DC – The Syrian American Council (SAC), America’s largest Syrian-American…

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by Suhayla Sibaai on Monday, October 20th, 2014 in News, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2014 Washington, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has continued its recognition of the suffering of the Syrian people by opening an…

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by Suhayla Sibaai on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in News, SAC News

On Wednesday October 8, SAC-Chicago participated in a private conference call with Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Congressman for the 16th Congressional District of Illinois, a member of the Republican party and…

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