Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 19, 2011
The Syrian American Council (SAC) hosted two hundred Syrian American leaders and activists on November 17 at its annual Washington D.C. convention. At the convention, entitled “United for a Free and Democratic Syria,” members of the Syrian National Council (SNC), US government representatives, and human rights activists discussed recent developments in the Syrian Revolution and the role of Syrian Americans to promote freedom in Syria.
In SAC’s national leadership meeting, activists from across the U.S. united in an effort to further the cause of Syrian freedom, dignity and democracy. SNC members Dr. Murhaf Jouejati, Khalid Saleh, and Dr. Radwan Ziadeh shared the organization’s international efforts to actualize the Syrian people’s demands for the ouster of Bashar Assad’s regime.
Hagar Chemali, the National Security Council’s Director for Syria and Lebanon, and Hussein Ibish, a Senior Research Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), discussed the role of the American community in the Syrian Revolution. Ezzedeen Balkher, Consular Attaché at the Libyan delegation to the United Nations, spoke and conveyed the Libyan people’s support for the Syrian cause. Additionally, renowned Syrian pianist Malek Jandali performed at this national meeting.
In a statement, SAC President Dr. Talal Sunbulli avowed, “Our purpose is the freedom of the Syrian people from the tyranny of the Assad regime. We will not rest until the violence ends, until Assad is out, and until the Syrian people are free to live and prosper.”
The Syrian American Council (SAC) was founded in 2005 to mobilize Syrian Americans to strengthen civil society in Syria, to promote friendly relations between the Syrian and American peoples, to engage civic and governmental organizations to advance civil liberties, human dignity and democracy in Syria. The organization has represented Syrian Americans to the U.S. State Department, Congress, and in international meetings and councils.
Contact: SAC PR Chair Hussam Ayloush, hayloush(at)sacouncil(dot)com, (951) 444-8344;
or SAC Board Member Khalid Saleh, ksaleh(at)sacouncil(dot)com, (832) 423-0607.