White House petition launched on behalf of Andrew Brunson


Andrew Brunson

Andrew Brunson

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church has launched a “Forgotten American in Turkey” petition in an effort to bring Andrew Brunson’s imprisonment in Turkey to the attention of the White House and President Trump. Brunson is an EPC teaching elder who was arrested in October 2016 and falsely charged with “membership in an armed terrorist organization” in December. He has languished in prison for more than four months with no evidence against him.

The petition is available at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/forgotten-american-turkey and must reach 100,000 signatures by March 6 in order to be considered for response by White House officials.

The White House also can be contacted directly at www.whitehouse.gov/contact#page.

The hashtag #ForgottenAmericanInTurkey has been registered for this effort to make Trump aware of Brunson’s unjust imprisonment.

In addition, the Senate House Foreign Relations Committee is circulating an open letter requesting Andrew’s immediate release and is addressed to Turkish President Recep Erdoğan. This letter is signed by leadership of both parties. The EPC is urging all American citizens to contact their representatives in Washington and request that they co-sign this letter before it is sent to Turkey on Friday, February 10.

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12 thoughts on “White House petition launched on behalf of Andrew Brunson

  1. Alison

    Just so you know, it still says only 1 person has voted.
    This is so wrong- he has done a lot of good in Turkey for (I believe) 30 years. He was there to help and this is what the country gives back to him!? They could just send him home if they don’t like good people, but evil doesn’t play fair. So sad not just for him, but also for his family and friends.

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  3. Patrick

    The petition page doesn’t seem to show an accurate account of signatures. It would be helpful if you could see how many actually signed it to build momentum.

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    1. epcepnews Post author

      Thank you for signing the petition on behalf of Andrew. We are aware of the signature counter issue and are trying to contact the White House to figure out the problem.

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    1. epcepnews Post author

      Thank you for signing the petition on behalf of Andrew. We are aware of the signature counter issue and are trying to contact the White House to figure out the problem.

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