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The Freedom Commons

Gather. Act. End Slavery.

Raise your voice to Congress and help bring freedom to families trapped in slavery and violence around the world.

Use this day to change their everyday.

Registration to attend the 2014 Advocacy Summit has closed, but you can still be a part of Lobby Day!

Sign up now for our nation-wide call-in day on June 10.

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Sharon Cohn Wu
Senior Vice President of Structural Transformation

Sharon leads IJM’s strategy to transform justice systems—the police, courts and laws—so that they prevent violent abuse from being committed in the first place. She testified before a Senate subcommittee on the domestic impact of international sex trafficking and before a House subcommittee on sex trafficking in South Asia.

Holly Burkhalter
Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy

Holly leads IJM’s grassroots advocacy program in support of U.S. policies to abolish modern-day slavery and violence against the world’s poorest. She joined IJM with more than 30 years in the human rights field—serving with Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations.

Blair Burns
Director of Operations for Southeast Asia

Blair Burns serves as IJM’s Director of Operations for Southeast Asia. IJM currently has offices in Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines, and Blair oversees our work to bring freedom and justice to survivors of human trafficking and sexual assault, and to ensure Hill Tribe people in Northern Thailand receive citizenship to which they are legally entitled. He also leads IJM’s local and national strategies to reform the justice systems in these countries, so the poor are protected from violence and oppression.

...and others!

  • Get equipped with tools to engage your community effectively
  • Learn how to turn your elected officials into anti-slavery champions
  • Leave with a plan to stay involved back home
  • Tell your members of Congress why slavery matters to you and how they can help end it. (Don't worry! IJM will set up these meetings, give you the tools you need and go with you.)
  • Leave empowered to lead the growing movement to end slavery once and for all.

Hotel & Venue

The 2014 Advocacy Summit will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, situated just minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Make sure to use our group rate when making your reservation! (Click on "FAQ" and see "Where should I stay if I am coming in from out of town?")

Holiday Inn – Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 N. Fort Myer Dr.
Arlington, VA 22209

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