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LETTERS TO
BRITTNEY GRINER

OVERVIEW.

October 18th is Brittney Griner’s 32nd birthday and marks the 243rd day that she has been wrongfully detained in Russia. While the Biden-Harris Administration continues to aggressively negotiate for BG’s release, experts on Russia and hostage diplomacy agree that the best way for the public to help Brittney is with a loud show of unity and care for her as a human. Demonstrating unity, compassion, and support also helps to keep Brittney from being used by Russia as a wedge issue during the midterms and beyond.

 

Whether you have 1 or 1 million followers, we want you to share your words of encouragement in support of Brittney. 

 

There are a couple of ways that you can get involved: 

  1. Share your support on social media by sharing social media posts. 

  2. Write a personal letter to BG – sending her birthday wishes, hope, and  positivity​

  3. ​Self-record and post a video sharing words of support using #WeAreBG #WinWithBlackWomen 

As a humanitarian, advocate, Olympic medalist, and WNBA Allstar, Brittney has always stood with us.  We must continue to stand in solidarity with BG.  We encourage you to write and share words of encouragement with BG and her family.  Let her know we all stand with her and will keep fighting until she returns home.  

The following are sample letters that have been provided to give you inspiration and help guide you through the letter-writing process. Should you see fit, we encourage you to write your own personalized letters to Brittney. 

Please remain positive, optimistic, and hopeful in your letters. 

SAMPLE 
LETTERS
.

Happy Birthday, Brittney!

 

Your absence is felt

every day that you’re not here, but today we come together to celebrate you. We love you BG, and we will not stop until you are home!

[NAME]

[CITY, STATE]

 

#WeAreBG

#WinWithBlackWomen

SAMPLE    #1.

Dear Brittney,

 

I am a WNBA fan and look forward to seeing you play again soon. Just as I root for you on the basketball court, I send my support to you now.  

 

You are valued and loved!

[NAME]

[CITY, STATE]

 

#WeAreBG

#WinWithBlackWomen

SAMPLE    #2.

LETTERS TO BG.

Dear Brittney,

 

Though it is difficult, I pray that your heart remains hopeful and that your spirit remains free.  From across the globe, I send you prayers of hope, health, healing, and a safe return home.  

 

I am here for you,

Your Sister,

[NAME] 

[CITY, STATE] 

 

#WeAreBG

#WinWithBlackWomen

SAMPLE    #3.

Dear Brittney, 

 

Your wife, family, and fans - including me - are all praying for your safe and swift return home.  

 

My best to you,

 

#WeAreBG

#WinWithBlackWomen

 

Your Sister,

 

[NAME]

[CITY, STATE]

SAMPLE    #4.

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