News From Washington - April 2011

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: Justice Campaigns April 28, 2011

As the "Battle of the Budget" wore on in Congress earlier this month, we at International Justice Mission had a particular reason to be anxious about the impasse. One hundred and twenty six friends of IJM from around the U.S. were planning to join us in Washington on Monday, April 11 to meet with their elected Senators, Members of Congress, and their legislative aides. IJM staff had worked for months to secure 130 meetings at which these passionate local advocates would convey their support for the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons ("the TIP Office").

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News From Washington - March 2011

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: Justice Campaigns March 29, 2011

IJM's Vice President of Government Relations Holly Burkhalter gives an update from downtown Washington, DC, about the letter to President Obama that nearly 21,000 individuals from around the country signed, asking the President to make fighting trafficking a priority this year.

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News From Washington - January 2011

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: Justice Campaigns January 3, 2011

Holly Burkhalter, Vice President of Government Relations at IJM, provides an update on the Child Protection Compact Act and invites your involvement moving into 2011.

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News From Washington - May 2010

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: Justice Campaigns May 10, 2010

I’m sitting here at my desk with a 650-page, 15-pound letter to President Obama on my lap. It wasn’t that I had a lot to say – the text is only one page long. No, the reason this letter is so huge is because it is signed by 20,300 friends of IJM in 50 states. There are 3,060 Californians, 557 Georgians, 800-plus from Pennsylvania, and over 1,000 from nearby Virginia. These are folks who took the time to respond to an appeal from IJM, and they sent it on to family and friends and neighbors. They tweeted, posted to Facebook, phoned, wrote and e-mailed.

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