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Have you seen the new Wonder Woman movie?
If not, (finish reading this blog first) I’d recommend looking into that ASAP.* I add my two thumbs up to those of thousands of other movie-goers and critics alike—it gets a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In addition to a good storyline, fantastic production quality, and a strong female lead, I think what audiences across America really resonate with is the call to do something—even if you can’t do everything. In the movie, Wonder Woman’s first exposure to our world is by dropping right into the front lines of World War I. It’s a vast, devastated—and devastating—scene of a world fraught with violence.
Eileen Campbell is the Senior Director of Advocacy and Mobilization at IJM.
In my first job, I had the opportunity to work as an activist on global AIDS treatment access. I worked with a lot of AIDS doctors who were brave, inspiring and figuring out how to provide access to quality healthcare to those who would die without it. Few did this with the quiet humility of Dr. Eric Goosby.
By Tim Gehring, Policy Director at IJM
Before I moved to Washington, DC or worked for IJM, I remember sitting in the office of my economic professor telling him that although I didn’t know what exactly I hoped to do as a career, I knew I wanted to work on U.S. foreign assistance. For as long as I have been interested in foreign policy, I’ve wanted to learn more about what makes foreign aid effective and how the U.S. decides how to spend this money. Now that I work at IJM, the work that I get to do on U.S. foreign assistance is hands-down my favorite part of my job.
#EndSlaveryAct Tweet-In Day
Friday, May 5, 2017
Since January, IJM advocates across the country have been gathering signatures in their communities on a petition to urge President Trump and Congress to fully fund the End Modern Slavery Initiative (EMSI).
On Friday, May 5, we will deliver nearly 40,000 of these petitions to Capitol Hill in person. We will amplify our voices by storming the digital halls of power on Twitter.
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