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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Make 2014 a SOCIAL summer!

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National Updates & Events

Highways and Byways: A motorcycle ride for justiceThe end of the summer brings last-minute trips to the beach, bonfires at night and crispness in the air. For two IJM advocates, though, the end of summer also marks the beginning of an exciting adventure: a motorcycle trip for justice! Meet Kent and Mem.They are planning a 2 1/2 week motorcycle tou ...
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#2 in our summer series: Meet the team! Here's Melanie Beilfuss. 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, this summer, we’ll be doing a little ...
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What the majority of people may not know - and what you can do to change thatA bright, amicable woman stood out in the hallway and waved excitedly to us. “Are you here for the documentary screening?” she asked eagerly, and when Tim and I nodded, she introduced herself as Jaime Saul, executive producer of the film we were about to watch. Inside what is normally a full-fl ...
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We've got unfinished business: keep our issues alive during the August recess!It’s August and Washington, DC has slowed down considerably – especially if you’re in traffic and trying to make it to Nationals Stadium in time for the first pitch.  The House and Senate are on recess and overworked legislative staff who haven’t seen daylight for months have either left to ...
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