Support the U.S. Boat to Gaza: Deliver Hillary Petition; Change your Facebook/Twitter Icon

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1. Help Deliver our Petition to Hillary
2. Change your Facebook/Twitter profile picture to our “Audacity of Hope” icon

Passengers on the U.S. boat to Gaza, the Audacity of Hope--including Just Foreign Policy's Policy Director Robert Naiman--have arrived in Greece and will soon set sail to Gaza.

Six members of Congress--Reps. Kucinich, Farr, Clay, Filner, Holmes Norton and Lee--have sent a letter to Secretary Clinton asking her to “work with the Israeli government to ensure the safety of the U.S. citizens on board" the U.S. Boat to Gaza.

Their concern is warranted. Even though an Israeli naval officer has admitted that he does not believe the flotilla is carrying any weapons, Israeli officials have threatened to use force against the unarmed passengers. In their most recent travel warning, the State Department noted that "previous attempts to enter Gaza by sea have been stopped by Israeli naval vessels and resulted in the injury, death, arrest, and deportation of U.S. citizens." But U.S. officials have failed to call for the protection of U.S. passengers aboard such ships.

The passengers of the Audacity of Hope need your support to help ensure their safety. Here are two ways you can help:

1. Help Deliver our Petition to Hillary

Over 3,500 individuals have signed our petition to Secretary Clinton to urge the Israeli government to ensure the safety of the U.S. peace activists aboard the Audacity of Hope. Will you help deliver the petition to Secretary Clinton via Twitter, Facebook, or the State Department's comment page?

Facebook

Step 1: Copy Sample Text for Comment

Here's some sample text for your comment. Edit and revise at will!

Madame Secretary, Will you urge Israel to ensure safe passage for the U.S. citizens aboard the U.S. Boat to Gaza, the Audacity of Hope? Over 3,500 U.S. citizens request that you speak out for the safety of Gaza-bound U.S. peace activists: http://bit.ly/losg7i

Step 2: Go to the State Department's Facebook pages

You can post an independent comment on the State Department's Public Relations page, so we ask you to do this first. To post a comment, you must “like” the State Department's Public Relations page. You can always “like” the page to post your comment and then “unlike” the page afterward.

When you're done posting on the Public Relations page, go to the State Department's general Facebook page and post a comment to one of the State Department's posts. This page does not allow independent wall posts, so you must comment on one of the State Department's posts.

Step 3: Show your support for the U.S. Boat by changing your profile picture

Right-click and press "Save Image As..." in order to download this icon to your computer.

This is a simple yet powerful way to show your support for the flotilla's mission to end the Israeli blockade. Simply follow these instructions:

  1. Download the icon to your computer by right-clicking on the image to the right and selecting "Save Image As..."
  2. Go to your profile picture settings in your profile editor
  3. Click the "Browse" button to upload the icon.
  4. Browse your computer for the downloaded icon. If you didn't change the name of the file when you saved it, it should be called "usboat-icon.jpg"
  5. Under the picture, click on "Edit Thumbnail"
  6. Click on "Scale to Fit" and press "Save"

And you're done!

Twitter

Step 1: Post a Status Update on Twitter

Simply click here or copy and paste the following message on Twitter:

@StateDept 3500 citizens petition you to urge #Israel to give safe passage to those aboard US boat to #Gaza http://bit.ly/losg7i #flotilla

Step 2: Show your support for the U.S. Boat by changing your profile picture

Right-click and press "Save Image As..." in order to download this icon to your computer.

This is a simple yet powerful way to show your support for the flotilla's mission to end the Israeli blockade. Simply follow these instructions:

  1. Download the icon to your computer by right-clicking on the image to the right and selecting "Save Image As..."
  2. Go to your Twitter profile settings
  3. The first setting is for your profile picture. Click the "Browse" button to upload the icon.
  4. Browse your computer for the downloaded icon. If you didn't change the name of the file when you saved it, it should be called "usboat-icon.jpg"
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Save"

And you're done!

State Department Comment Page

Step 1: Copy Sample Text for Comment

Here's some sample text for your comment. Edit and revise at will!

Madame Secretary,

Will you urge Israel to ensure safe passage for the U.S. citizens aboard the U.S. Boat to Gaza, the Audacity of Hope? Over 3,500 U.S. citizens request that you speak out for the safety of Gaza-bound U.S. peace activists:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/audacityofhope/hillarypetition

Thank you.

Step 2: Go to the State Department's Comment Page

Clicking the link below will bring you to the State Department's comment page. Just fill out the form, paste the sample text above, make whatever edits you wish, and submit the form.

2. Show your support for the U.S. Boat by changing your profile picture

This is a simple yet powerful way to show your support for the flotilla's mission to end the Israeli blockade. Simply follow these instructions:

Right-click and press "Save Image As..." in order to download this icon to your computer.

Facebook

  1. Download the icon to your computer by right-clicking on the image to the right and selecting "Save Image As..."
  2. Go to your profile picture settings in your profile editor
  3. Click the "Browse" button to upload the icon.
  4. Browse your computer for the downloaded icon. If you didn't change the name of the file when you saved it, it should be called "usboat-icon.jpg"
  5. Under the picture, click on "Edit Thumbnail"
  6. Click on "Scale to Fit" and press "Save"

And you're done!

Twitter

  1. Download the icon to your computer by right-clicking on the image to the right and selecting "Save Image As..."
  2. Go to your Twitter profile settings
  3. The first setting is for your profile picture. Click the "Browse" button to upload the icon.
  4. Browse your computer for the downloaded icon. If you didn't change the name of the file when you saved it, it should be called "usboat-icon.jpg"
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Save"

And you're done!