Urgent Appeal: Help Us Speak Up for Aleppo!

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About this Fundraiser

We are thankful everyday for having the opportunity to bring the voices of Syrian Americans to the forefront.  

Now more than ever before those voices matter as the annihalation of our beloved Aleppo continues at the hands of Russian and Syrian regime forces.  

Help us keep the news about Aleppo, and Syria at large, top of mind in the media, in congress, and with the American Public.

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White Helmets: In Aleppo 'every day is worse'

Ammar al-Salmo, manager of the Syria Civil Defense rescue group, tells Christiane Amanpour they are no longer able to reach the wounded in eastern Aleppo.

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The interview was facilitated by the Syrian American Council

 


Syrian Doctor: No Electricity, No Water in Aleppo

Tide of anguished humanity on the move in Aleppo
“Today I came home and I found my home partially destroyed,” Dr. Farida, one of the last obstetrician-gynecologist working in eastern Aleppo, tells Christiane Amanpour as the conditions for civilians continue to deteriorate.

The interview was facilitated by the Syrian American Council

Watch the interview here


Little Gandhi's University Tour

Support Little Gandhi’s University Tour on GoFundMe

We began our tour on Saturday November 12th at Harvard University, then on to DePaul University in Chicago on November 18th.  We continued to Houston to cover the University of Houston and Rice University, and now on to Princeton University.  We hope to continue to universities like USC, UCLA, Berkley and Stanford in CA, as well as more schools on the East Coast like Columbia, NYU, and George Washington.

Please donate to help us bring to light the true plight of the Syrian people to the American public

https://www.gofundme.com/littlegandhi


Public Announcement


In these difficult times it is important that we band together and keep our support strong for those inside Syria. Take a moment to listen to OUR MESSAGE  including a message from inside Aleppo. Also, take a read below to learn how advocates and activists are coming together to keep the voices of Syrian Americans loud and clear.


IF WE SPEAK LOUD ENOUGH THEY WILL COME
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Today, I'm inspired!

A Message from the President of the 
Syrian American Council

Dear SAC Members and Friends,
This morning I'm inspired because I, a Syrian-American, along with my family and friends, have the opportunity to go to the polling stations today, to stand among my fellow Americans, and to vote!
The 2016 elections have been tumultuous ones.  But at the end of the day, when I step back and recall what we are setting out to do, I can only be thankful that my vote today will be a testament of one of the greatest virtues of being a free American.  And no matter how divided we Americans might be on foreign and domestic issues, or even cultural and religious issues,  in the end, as our Founding Fathers intended, we stand united with liberty and justice for all.
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SAC Hosts Official Syrian Opposition Delegation

 

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The Syrian American Council, the oldest and largest Syrian American grassroots organization in the United States, had the privilege of hosting a community dinner with the General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Prime Minister  Riyad Hijab, and the President of the National Coalition of Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (SOC), Anas Al-Abdah, along with a joint delegation of the HNC and the SOC in New York City.
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SAC's Suzanne Meriden Calls Out Bouthaina Shabaan's BS


SAC and Democracy Council Host Syria the Way Forward Conference on Capitol Hill

In a full day of panel discussions on Capitol Hill, Syrian activists and aid workers from near and far spoke out to share their experiences from the ground in Syria and to inform policymakers. The event, entitled "Way Forward in Syria: Implications for Policymakers," provided a rare opportunity for Congressional offices and think tank analysts on Capital Hill to hear directly from Syrian civil society, especially since the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on Syria earlier that week had included no Syrian speakers. 

 

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SAC Condemns Russian Air Strike on Historic St. Simeon Church

The Syrian American Council strongly condemns Russia for its air strike on the ancient church of St. Simeon in the Aleppo countryside in yet another flagrant violation of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement. St. Simeon is the world's oldest Byzantine church, and was designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2011. 
While Putin pretends to defend Christians in Syria his actions prove the opposite. The air strike on the church is not surprising given that 63% of the churches targeted in Syria have been hit by the Assad regime and its allies, according to a report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, even more than by terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda. SAC strongly condemns all groups which target places of worship. 
"Assad and Putin are destroying Syria's ancient churches, churches where I used to pray as a child and ones that have withstood for thousands of years" said Mirna Barq, President of the Syrian American Council. "What is more troubling is that the continuing lack of response by the Obama Administration will surely embolden Assad and Putin to continue destroying churches in their campaign against the Syrian people" she added.