SGT Bowe Bergdahl petition at We the People on the White House website

SGT Bowe Bergdahl White House petition

Support SGT Bowe Bergdahl: Sign his petition today!

We have been given information about a new petition for SGT Bowe Bergdahl that has been started at We the People on the White House website.  By way of social media, the Bergdahl family has publicly supported this specific petition. Please help Bowe by signing it as soon as you can. The time to collect all the signatures is short so we all need to share it with as many people as we can right away. Here are the goals that have to be met:
  • To cross the first threshold and be searchable within WhiteHouse.gov, a petition must reach 150 signatures within 30 days. To cross the second threshold and require a response, a petition must reach 100,000 signatures within 30 days.
ABC News Reports:
“Bowe Bergdahl: Missing G.I.’s Dad Launches White House Petition To Free Prisoner Son”
  • “His petition, on the heels of a reported new video of the missing G.I., is a general call to “take action to secure the release, or rescue, or Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, using all means available, including force.”

READ the rest of the story.

RELATED ARTICLE:  “Online petitioners want 100,000 signatures to ‘Bring Home Bowe”

LINK HERE  to SIGN an SHARE the petition.

PLEASE NOTE:  Occasionally people have had problems signing up for the petition or confirming their registration info via their email.  We have been told by a few Bowe Supporters that the White House web security system sometimes will not allow sign-ups from some people who are using their mobile phones.  Some have also found it difficult to click on the emailed confirmation link that redirects back to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/.  Sometimes when that happens one needs to be sure that their pop-up blocker isn’t preventing the redirect.  Another solution might be to cut and paste the confirmation link into the url address bar of your browser.  There is also a FAQs page on the White House website at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/how-why/frequently-asked-questions.  This is all the information that we can offer regarding problems with creating an account or signing the petition.  If we find out more, we’ll add it here.

You are invited to join with other Bowe Supporters on Facebook at Waiting and Advocating for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, US Army – POW.  It would be great to see you there!

BOWE BERDGDAHL PROOF of LIFE!: What can his supporters do now?

2014 1JAN 16 PofL Contact CongressNow with news of the recent proof of life video showing Bowe, it’s all the more important to get a hold of your Members of Congress and let them know that there are literally tens of thousands of Bowe supporters who are calling on them to TAKE ACTION and obtain Bowe’s release. How much longer must he wait for freedom! Let them know that America can no longer allow Bowe to remain in enemy hands!  Our Members of Congress have a VERY large say as to how and when Bowe’s release will be obtained.  Let them know that America is counting on the to do the right thing.

If you’ve never contacted your Members of Congress before and need to find out who they are or get their contact info, use this link and search using your zip code: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

If you are going to write by mail or email, you can see some sample letters here: http://supportbowe.org/contact-elected-officials/contacting-elected-officials-tips/

If you want to leave a message for them at their local office along with one in Washington DC, the phone number to the US Capitol Switchboard is 202-224-3121.

In case you’re just now finding out about the proof of life video, here are the details according to three new sources:

“The United States has obtained a “proof of life” video of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and is the only U.S. service member held captive by enemy forces, officials said Wednesday.

The video — which was on a thumb drive intercepted by the U.S. last week — shows a frail, shaky Bergdahl making a reference to the recent death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, the officials said.”

“In the latest video received by the military, Bergdahl was speaking and appeared “gaunt,” the official told Fox News on Wednesday.”

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been gone far too long, and we continue to call for and work toward his safe and immediate release,” a Pentagon spokesman said.

Bergdahl strong, well-rounded and easy to talk to, friends say

“We cannot discuss all the details of our efforts, but there should be no doubt that on a daily basis — using our military, intelligence and diplomatic tools — we work to see Sgt. Bergdahl returned home safely,” the spokesman said.”

His family, who received a letter from him last year via the Red Cross, issued a statement in response to the latest video.

“As we have done so many times over the past 4 and a half years, we request his captors to release him safely so that our only son can be reunited with his mother and father,” the statement reads. “BOWE – If see this, continue to remain strong through patience. Your endurance will carry you to the finish line. Breathe!”

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/world/asia/us-prisoner-video/

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/15/22315644-us-has-recent-proof-of-life-video-of-pow-bowe-bergdahl

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/15/us-military-obtains-new-video-american-soldier-held-in-captivity-official-says/?intcmp=latestnews

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO? READ ON:

If you’re wondering what others are doing to raise awareness about Bowe, you might be interested in this photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.302700829818923.74928.186446128111061&type=3

If you are interested in supplies that you can use to raise awareness about Bowe, follow this link (be sure to check out the free downloadable brochure): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.288017024620637.7225

It’s time to bring Bowe home!

How Much Longer? SGT Bowe Bergdahl held captive 232 weeks

As of 10 December 2013, SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been held prisoner for 232 weeks

It’s BOWE TUESDAY 232.  As of 10 December 2013, SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been held captive by Taliban-allied insurgents for 232 weeks.

As of 10 December 2013, SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been held captive by Taliban-allied insurgents for 4 years, 5 months, 1 week and 3 days.

There are 21 days left in the year 2013.  During the holidays, people gather together for many different activities.  Often we visit with people who we might not get the chance to see any other time of the year.  Sometimes we even get a chance to share conversations with people we have never met before.  The holiday season offers us many opportunities to share Bowe’s story with people who have yet to hear about him.  It’s a good time to have a few of Bowe’s brochures on hand to share.  Some Bowe supporters have had business cards made up with Bowe’s information on them.  Business cards are handy and fit easily in a pocket or purse. Giving out a  business card is a great way to remind people about Bowe long after you tell them about him.

Get Bowe’s downloadable brochure HERE.

There are many places where one can purchase business cards.  For some ideas about business cards, go HERE.

SGT Bowe Bergdahl now 4 years and 4 months captive

BOWE 4 Years & 4 Months Captive

From the New York Times:

Even in Washington, officials acknowledge that once American forces depart, the Taliban likely will gain ground, at least in rural areas. And the competence of Afghanistan’s 350,000-member security force remains in doubt, even after a $40 billion investment in American weaponry and training. Although Afghan forces appear to have mostly held their own against the insurgency in the recent fighting season, they made no significant gains and suffered what some officials said were heavy casualties.1

Is this the type of sitution that we are willing to accept for Bowe at the end of the 2014 troop withdrawl? The answer is a resounding NO! The next year will be here and gone before we know it. This is why we must make every moment count in the effort to bring Bowe home.

1“An Exit Strategy From Afghanistan” The New York Times. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.”

 
 
 

BOWE TUESDAY: Bowe Bergdahl now captive for 224 weeks.

Today is BOWE TUESDAY 224.  SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been held captive by Taliban-allied insurgents for 4 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day.

Be sure to take some extra time today to get the word out about Bowe’s plight.  If you can, call, email or write your Members of Congress today.

Every BOWE TUESDAY many of Bowe’s supporters make a special post to their Facebook pages reminding their friends about Bowe.  If you are able to post for Bowe on Facebook, don’t forget to ask your friends to join us all in supporting Bowe.  There are many who don’t even know about Bowe and when people find out, they’re almost certain to say that they wish they had known sooner.

If you’re on Twitter, please take some time to send out some tweets for Bowe.  Twitter has been very effective for getting the word out.  Be sure to use hash tags #Bowe #Bergdahl #POW #MIA.

BOWE TUES 224

U.S. Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl: How many know his name?

BOWE TUESDAY 220

220 Weeks ago Bowe Bergdahl was taken captive by insurgents belonging to the Haqqani network, a Taliban-allied insurgent group.

BOWE TUES 220 FLAG POSTCARD

Friday September 20, 2013 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Many will hear that this day has been set aside to remember those who are, or have been, designated as a Prisoner of War or as Missing in Action. But how many have even heard Bowe’s name? While people are learning about this special day, they should also learn that America currently has a POW from the war in Afghanistan. While the public is thinking about the POW/MIA issue (at least for the day), Bowe Supporters have an opportunity to tell them about Bowe’s plight. Please consider downloading the free brochure that tells Bowe’s story. Make a few copies and distribute them. Bowe’s supporters are his voice as he cannot speak out for himself.

Get the free brochure HERE.