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AT THE 2015 ADVOCACY SUMMIT, YOU WILL:
Get updates from the front lines of the fight against injustice from IJM staff.
Discover how your actions as an advocate are having a direct impact in the field.
Receive special training in advocacy, lobbying, and movement building to use on the Hill—and back at home!
Head to Capitol Hill with your fellow advocates to ask our members of Congress to join us and help end slavery.
We’d like to invite you to use what you already have to help end modern-day slavery: your voice and your influence. Join IJM and advocates from across the country in Washington, DC! This 2-day event is a unique opportunity to connect with others who are passionate about ending modern-day slavery.
Why you should come to the Summit:
YOU have a special role to play in making slavery history! Please join us and raise your voice on behalf of justice and the nearly 36 million men, women, and children living in slavery today.
What we'll do at the Summit:
Advocates and IJM supporters from across the country will gather in Washington for two days in September to learn more about IJM’s work, hear about the impact of advocacy, connect with people from across the country, and influence members of Congress to support the work of justice.
WE WANT YOU ON CAPITOL HILL!
You are invited to join IJM and a select group of advocates from across the nation in Washington, DC. You have been identified as a voice for freedom and we need you in this fight. This September, use your influence to help end modern-day slavery at the 2015 Advocacy Summit.
Learn how to be a powerful voice for justice, join forces with like-minded people to increase the political will in the fight to end modern-day slavery.REGISTER
ON BEHALF OF/
These are the states represented at the Summit so far—we're hoping for ALL 50. Make sure YOUR STATE is the next one on the list and register for the Advocacy Summit today!
WHY SARA MEADOWS IS SPEAKING UP ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO ARE VULNERABLE IN OUR WORLD.
"I need to speak out on their behalf ... It is an absolutely sacred act when we advocate for people who we will never meet.”
Here’s where you’ll find all the resources you need to spread the word about the Advocacy Summit, learn more about the issues and the event itself, and get all the tips and tricks. We’ll be updating this regularly as we get closer to September, so keep checking back.
#ONBEHALFOF // #IJMSUMMIT
Spread the word about the 2015 Advocacy Summit! Send an e-vite to share this special event with your friends. Download the social media kit to spread the word with your network. Here’s everything you need to speak out #OnBehalfOf justice and invite others to join you!
THE END MODERN SLAVERY INITIATIVE ACT
Find out more about the bill that we’ll ask our members of Congress to support at the Summit, the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 (#EndSlaveryAct)—and sign the petition if you haven’t already! This is the landmark legislation that will give the world a whole new way to address modern-day slavery and take the fight for freedom to an unprecedented level. It’s one #VeryBigDeal: check it out!
Wondering what advocacy is all about and if it’s for you? Here’s the short answer: advocacy is about using your voice to make a difference and rally others to the fight. If you want to make a difference and help end modern-day slavery, then advocacy is for you. Find out more about the WHYs and HOWs of advocacy using the resources below, or just come to the Summit and learn directly from IJM’s Government Relations & Advocacy team.
The Freedom Commons Resource Center
Video training: how to meet with your members of Congress
There's a handbook for that: get the full download on how to be an effective advocate
Register for the Summit today and get a free ticket to IJM’s Art * Music * Justice Tour on September 20!