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.
I cannot deny that my heart does ache for my friends and family back in Syria, and frankly in many other countries that do not have this exciting chance that I do today. When I check my ballot box today I will be thinking of the many Syrians who do not have the means to have their voices heard. They, instead of shaping their future, have their lives dictated to them by dictators.