Hi guys. This post will be short, because your time is needed elsewhere. It’s a short request for help.
You may have seen me tweet or share the same message on Facebook, and thank you for your help there. I just wanted to expand a little bit.
My friend Deb Morello is trying to raise 5,000 signatures for a petition to lobby the Libyan government to release four freelance journalists currently being held against their will in Libya – James Foley, Clare Gillis, Manu Brabo and Anton Hammerl. The petition will also be sent to the U.S. State Department, as well as the Foreign Ministries of Spain and South Africa.
From reports so far, no-one is being allowed to see the journalists and concerns are obviously growing.
This isn’t an anti-war post; nor is it a post that states one side is right and the other is wrong. This is simply a post asking for your help to raise the 5,000 signatures needed by tomorrow, to try and make a difference in helping four people who have no military say in the current conflict.
Currently, the petition stands at just over 3,200 signatures – meaning we need approximately 1,800 more by tomorrow afternoon (Monday April 18). If we can all sign, and encourage just one other person to sign with us, it’ll only take 900 of us to make that difference. In the connected world we live in, surely that’s doable in the next 24 hours or so?
I try not to make this blog one where I ask you to be involved in personal stuff, as that’s not why you come here. But I’d really appreciate your help in this. You can add your details to the petition below. If the widget doesn’t load, you can sign directly on this link.
Please, if you can, sign, share and share again. Let’s see if we can show a small army can make a big difference.