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From: U.S. BOAT TO GAZA
Date: Monday, July 4, 2011
Subject: ACTION ALERT UPDATE: let's keep the pressure on Washington!
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Action Alert Update
July 3, 2011 - 6 pm NY time
Just got word from Athens: the 8 people who were fasting in front of
the U.S. Embassy have been arrested. They are Ken Mayers, Carol Murry,
Medea Benjamin, Paki Wieland, Ray McGovern, Brad Taylor, Kit
Kitteridge and Kathy Kelly. We will not have any more news until the
In the meantime, let's keep the pressure on Washington. They need to
pressure the Greek government to release our captain, our boat and now
these 8 people as well! Let them sail to Gaza!!!
Throughout this country people have responded to our call to contact
the U.S. State Department to demand that they take the steps necessary
to ensure that the Greek authorities immediately release the captain
and let our boat sail to Gaza. In fact, there has been such a strong
response that we are hearing their voice mailboxes are full! That's
great, but of course frustrating for those of you trying to make those
Here are some other phone numbers and email addresses to try:
State Department general number: 202-647-4000 - ask for the Overseas
U.S. Citizen Services Duty Officer and you'll get a live State Dept.
official who has to hear you out.
The voicemail for Kim Richter - also at the State Dept. - says she's
out of the office for several days, and that callers with urgent
issues should contact a colleague at 202-647-4578.
If you can place an international phone call, the number for the U.S.
Embassy in Athens is 011-30-210-721-2951.
You can email the U.S. Embassy in Athens at: [log in to unmask] or
you can send an email to them at:
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Please also try to call, fax or email your members of Congress as well.
Help us keep the pressure up!!
GET ON BOARD THE U.S. TO GAZA CAMPAIGN
TO ENDORSE AND CONTRIBUTE
Thank you for your support
Please distribute widely
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