#freesaeed: The Game Plan
Today you will be heard… we will be heard… as we speak with one voice for Saeed Abedini.
Step One: Email your leaders!
1.Please email each of your state’s two US Senators. Contact info can be found here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
2.Please look up and then email your Representative in the House. http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
3.Please email the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
We suggest your emails be BRIEF, RESPECTFUL, and SPECIFIC.
The following is a suggested format for those looking for assistance in drafting their emails. You can send the same email to all 4 individuals, just addressing each one separately as needed.
1st paragraph) Identify yourself as their constituent, but also as one of (however many we have by then) thousands of like minded men and women across the country that are concerned over the injustice of Saeed Abedini’s continued imprisonment in Iran. A link to the facebook page could be included here as proof of our numbers.
2nd paragraph) Thank them for their previous support in calling on Iran to release Saeed. Then express your disappointment that a nuclear agreement with Iran was recently made that did not include Saeed’s release.
3rd paragraph) Express that religious freedom and the return of an American citizen to his family is a bipartisan issue that all Americans of whatever political party should support. Ask them to use all of their influence to help bring Saeed home.
Close with a thank you.
It is very important to make this effort. You could also fax the same letter to their office, post on their facebook, and of course personally telephone their office and talk to a staff person. However, please at minimum send these four emails.
Step 2: Facebook!
Change your profile pic (if you haven’t already) to one of Pastor Saeed and post a link to this page and encourage others to do what you are doing!
Step 3: Twitter!
If there is a link under a name you can simply click to send the tweet.
Tweet President Obama
We respectfully request that you use the full powers of your office to liberate Pastor Saeed Abedini! #freesaeed #savesaeed http://clicktotweet.com/iBeI7
Tweet The President of Iran
@HassanRouhani We respectfully request you release Saeed Abedini as an act of mercy and friendship! #freesaeed #savesaeed http://clicktotweet.com/Bj65t
Tweet a link to this page and encourage others to do what you are doing!
Retweet others as they join with us!
Step 4: Use your other social media
If you use Pinterest, Tumblr, Linkedin, etc…post a link to this page and encourage them to join us!
Click this link to auto post to Pinterest:
Step 5: Pray!
Pray that God amplifies our voices and that they carry with them the power of the Holy Spirit.
The last step…persevere in all the above!
“We suggest your emails be BRIEF, RESPECTFUL, and SPECIFIC.”
Brief and respectful will be difficult for me. Specific, no problem 🙂
I tried yesterday to change it to the blue and red Saeed photo and can’t figure out. Could someone FBmessage me a photo to use that I can use and I will change it ASAP. Thanks
Thank you! Got it the profile picture changed!
Thank you for all your work on this. I pray that the nation’s attention would be brought to bear.
I tried to blow up my Twitter feed this morning, but unfortunately I’ve got to be pulled aside for most of the day today due to a memorial service here at the church, and of course our Wednesday evening service. I’ll try to pipe up again when I can today.
God bless you guys!
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Praying this morning.
Michael you have forfeited a lot to lead this. I salute you.
Thank you, BD…I have gained far more than I have given.
Watching this come together has been a joy.
I was able to voice my support to every representative using the links you provided about 30 minutes. Thank you for making it simple for us to help bring our brother home.
I’m an absentee blogmeister today…working on this blitz.
We’re now the #1 trending topic on Twitter and over 30,000 people have signed on!
This has been an awesome experience!
God has truly blessed all who have taken part and continues to bless us!
The Lord’s servant languishing in prison has been remembered, wept and prayed over.
Many voices have made themselves a voice for a man who has no voice.
The Body came together as one.
Now, comes the hard part praying and watching.
It is always amazing to see God at work!
My 17 year old just tweeted about Saeed to reach his age group. He’s already gotten several retweets!