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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National Updates & Events

#4 in our series: Meet the Team! Here's Seth Wispelwey.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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Holly's News From WashingtonAlthough President Obama devoted the bulk of his State of the Union address on January 20 to domestic concerns, he rightly raised the issue of ISIL and pledged to stop the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.I’ve worked in the international human rights field since the late 1970’s. In ...
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New ways to connect in 20152015 is going to be a big year in the fight for freedom and justice – and so much has happened already this January. Pope Francis kicked off the New Year by calling for action against modern-day slavery.* Social media buzzed over Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Across the world, people came tog ...
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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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