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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Holly's News From WashingtonWe had an unprecedented visit to IJM’s office this week: His Excellency Julio Ligorria, Guatemalan Ambassador to the United States, who was accompanied by his Minister Counselor, Edgar Villanueva. We’ve had many meetings at embassies to Washington but this was the first time a foreign Ambassador ...
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Holly's News From WashingtonThe House and Senate adjourned this weekend for a long Congressional recess.  There will likely be a short lame-duck session after the elections, and then the new Congress will be in the saddle in January.  They left a heap of unfinished business.  A big disappointment was the Senate’s failure ...
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Close to home: How does YOUR state rate in the fight against human trafficking?It can be easy to let ourselves think that human trafficking is solely an international problem, but reports like the one released by Polaris remind us that human trafficking is very much a problem right here in the United States as well. This is all of our fight, and it is critical that we have the ...
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OP-ED | Missing from the UN's agenda: Everyday ViolenceEarlier this month, UNICEF released a staggering report on violence against children. The report, Hidden in Plain Sight, reveals that violence is as much a part of poverty as hunger, illness, or lack of access to education, but it is much harder to see.  Its publication is timely, as the UN Gener ...
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