The Freedom Commons

Gather. Act. End Slavery.

Welcome to The Freedom Commons.

There are nearly 30 million slaves in the world today—men, women and children forced to work and living in fear.Your voice can help bring them freedom.

The Freedom Commons helps you gather with others and take action to pass anti-slavery legislation in the U.S. and support U.S. leaders in the fight to end slavery. 

Whether you’re an experienced advocate or just taking your first step, we hope these resources empower you to be an agent of change in your community and beyond. Get updated on anti-trafficking work in your state and nationally, and find ideas for organizing your own campaigns as you mobilize others to advocate for freedom. Learn more.

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2 reasons why we are celebrating the CRomnibusLike many Americans, our Government Relations and Advocacy team watched anxiously as Congress worked to pass its omnibus spending bill, which they did just in time to avert a federal government shutdown. The bill is enormous, so it’s not surprising that many Members were unhappy with the final com ...
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Three things I learned from campaign failureNobody around here likes to accept to defeat. It’s partly how we’re wired—everyone I work with throws their body and soul into their work—but mostly because we know what a victory would have meant for the clients that IJM serves, and thousands like them.For the past two years, our Government ...
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Holly's News From WashingtonAs we near the end of the year – and the end of the 113th Congress – I’m looking back over the work we’ve done and feeling awfully good about it. That might surprise you, given that the 113th has been roundly trashed by all sides of the political spectrum as being uncommonly ineffective. All ...
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#3 in our series: Meet the team! Here's Eileen Campbell.On the Government Relations & Advocacy (GRA) team at IJM, we are always interested in getting to know you and talking about how you can get involved in the fight to end slavery, but we realize that it might be nice for you to get to know our team, too! So, we’ll be doing a little blog series, ...
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