Support Our Ocean Conference June 16–17

Dear Friends,


As many of you know, US Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting Our Ocean Conference June 16-17 to bring together international ocean stakeholders and experts in hopes of moving protection of the ocean forward.

In case you haven’t received below, please help build public engagement efforts. There are three main ways you and your networks can help:


1. Answer Secretary Kerry’s Call to Action and share his video:  Please help amplify this important message by retweeting or reposting on any of your social media platforms using the hashtag #OurOcean2014.


2. Join and promote our ThunderclapA Thunderclap allows a single message to be mass-shared so it rises above the noise of social media. Please use your Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr accounts to join the Thunderclap to automatically post – 

“Our ocean is under threat. Join people all over the world and make a difference. #OurOcean2014

at 9:00 AM ET on June 16, the start of Our Ocean ConferencePlease join our Thunderclap with your account and ask your networks to join as well.  

Here’s a sample post:  We can all do something to protect our ocean. Join @StateDept’s 1st @ThunderclapIT to spread the word. #OurOcean2014


3. Share a photo for our photo campaign:  The Department of State will launch a photo campaign on June 6 in support of Our Ocean Conference asking people to “Show us your love of our ocean!” by posting photos to social media. The photos can be anything from fun beach trips to coastal cleanup efforts. Select photos from the campaign will be posted to the Department of State’s Instagram account and displayed at the conference.  We will send a follow-up message with additional details and the hashtag that should be used when photos are posted to social media platforms.


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