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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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Professionals for Syria Tomorrow

Opening the way for Syrian-American professionals to help meet the acute needs of the Syrian people after the fall of the Asad regime.

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LATEST NEWS
by Suhayla Sibaai on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in SAC in the News

FT Mohammed Alaa Ghanem Since the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, took over Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, in early June, opposition groups in Syria have warned the U.S….

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by Suhayla Sibaai on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in News, SAC News

Last week local Syrian American leaders and activists shared their concerns and recommendations about the situation in Syria with US special envoy to Syria, Daniel Rubinstein in a meeting organized…

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by Suhayla Sibaai on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in News, SAC in the News, SAC News

BY Mohammed Alaa Ghanem In a recent op-ed published by The Hill, SAC’s Mohammed Ghanem warns of the looming threat to Iraq and Syria’s religious minorities due to failed US…

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by Suhayla Sibaai on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in News, SAC News

On Friday, August 8, SAC cosponsored a national solidarity protest for the people of Syria and Gaza, emphasizing the common struggles against injustice. The rally was held in front of…

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