Political Advocacy

Political Advocacy

We work with Congress, White House, and State Department as well as NGOs and the U.N. to advocate for the protection of civilians in Syria to end the humanitarian disaster and stop the ever-increasing refugee crisis.

The Syrian Emergency Task Force was originally established to advocate on behalf of the Syrian people in the United States Government. We have never lost sight of that objective. We believe that it is the responsibility of the United States to play a leadership role in the world to help stop the slaughter of civilians in Syria because an end to the violence serves both US National Interests and aligns with our core values and principles that our country was founded on. Protecting civilians is also key in our fight against terrorism in the region and globally.

Brief hundreds senior staffers in Congress, requesting civilian protection and safe zones to end the refugee flows and help bring about a political solution to the conflict.

We meet regularly with members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate to brief them on the latest in Syria

Assisted in supporting and introducing of H.R. 1327, the Free Syria Act of 2013 in the House of Representatives

Organized and facilitated Senator John McCain’s trip inside Syria where he met with the leadership of the Armed Opposition

Regularly facilitate bi-partisan congressional delegations from both the House and Senate to the Northern and Southern borders of Syria to meet with Medical workers, refugees, as well as civilian and military leaders.

Played a major role in supporting the Caesar Civilian Protection Act of 2016 which recently passed the US House of Representatives with over two thirds unanimous bipartisan support

Help facilitate trips of opposition leadership, brave activists, and doctors from Syria to Washington. We organize meetings, hearings, and briefings in the US Congress, White House, State Department, and prominent think tanks in Washington DC.

We have successfully petitioned and lobbied for Temporary Protective Status for Syria.

Supported and advocated for sanctions against Iran and Russia for human rights abuses including S722 which passed the House and Senate.