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C4SSA FORMALLY ENDORSES ANTI-NORMALIZATION BILL

WASHINGTON, DC— C4SSA is very pleased that the Anti-Assad Normalization Act passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee today with bipartisan support. We thank Representatives Joe Wilson (R-SC), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Steve Cohen (D-TN), French Hill (R-AR), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), and Carlos Giménez (R-FL) again for making […]

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Syrian-American Community Urges Lebanon to Stop Targeting Refugees

The Syrian-American community is deeply alarmed by recent actions taken by certain parties on the ground in Lebanon fanning hate and inciting the Lebanese population against vulnerable Syrian refugees. Recently there have been credible reports by international news agencies and independent human rights groups of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) engaging in a targeted campaign involving raiding, arresting, and

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C4SSA Holds Powerful Syria Stabilization Conference ​with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Aimee Cutrona

Last month, Citizens for a Secure and Safe America (C4SSA) held a powerful conference focused on the topic of “Syria Stabilization: Opportunities, Challenges, and US Policy Options” which featured Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Levant Affairs Aimee Cutrona, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) and Congressman Joe Wilson

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URGENT: FOLLOW UP TO SUGGESTED ONGOING RESPONSE FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

WASHINGTON, DC – Syria and Türkiye have been shaken with a series of earthquakes. As of today, February 8th, the confirmed death toll is estimated at 11,000; however, this number is expected to rise over the coming days and weeks as several civilians remain unaccounted for amid the rubble. This natural disaster continues to evolve

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URGENT: Massive Earthquakes Escalate Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: Suggested Ways to Help

WASHINGTON, DC – More than two thousand people have been killed so far in Syria and Türkiye after two massive earthquakes and several aftershocks hit Southern Türkiye. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit at 4:17 a.m. local time, and a second 7.5 magnitude aftershock followed it nine hours later. Dozens of aftershocks took place throughout the

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URGENT: BRUTAL MURDER OF WOMAN AND CHILD SHAKES THE CITY OF RAQQA

WASHINGTON, DC – Citizens for a Secure and Safe America (C4SSA)is profoundly disturbed by the vicious murder of Noura Al-Ahmad, a pregnant teacher, and her eightyear-old daughter Rama in their home in the Al-Mishalla neighborhood of Raqqa onJanuary 16th. It has been alleged by multiple sources that the perpetrators are connected to the Syrian Democratic

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Jawdat Abboud: Chicago’s long history of protests now supports those battling the regime in Iran

You may have seen them downtown holding signs and chanting into the fall winds off Lake Michigan — Chicagoans demonstrating to support Iranians. Earlier this month near Montrose Beach, they stuck more than 14,000 white flags in the grass to spell out “Free Iran.” The number commemorated those who have been arrested and gone missing

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California is taking steps to combat disinformation. But everyone can do more

Huda Aljord Huda Aljord teaches Arabic and cultural studies at Riverside City College and UC Riverside. She is a board member of Citizens for a Secure and Safe America, an organization supporting democracy in Syria. As an Arab Muslim woman teaching in California for the past decade, I have heard more hate and disinformation about

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