Prayer Changes Everything

/ Topic: Local Prayer Gathering August 16, 2018
By Joash Thomas, Regional Mobilization Manager, Southeast

At IJM, we believe that prayer is the starting point for the work of justice. As we seek justice on behalf of the poor and oppressed, we turn to God to ask for his help with work that can seem daunting. Around the world, IJM prayer partners and prayer communities comes together to enter in to the work of prayer as we press forward in areas of great darkness and serve those in need of rescue and restoration.

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Connecting with Congress: It Just Got Easier

/ Topic: Congress August 15, 2018
By Laura Nagle, IJM Advocacy and Mobilization Intern

It's never been easier to connect directly with your members of Congress. Facebook has introduced a tool (“the Constituent Badge”) that can help you advocate on behalf of causes like the fight against modern-day slavery. You can opt-in to this new functionality, which creates a badge on your profile, as well as your posts and comments, validating your official Congressional district. Through this constituent badge, lawmakers can more easily recognize their constituents, allowing them to have better visibility into what is most important for those in their district. Lawmakers can also directly communicate with their district’s constituents through this tool. The constituent badge tool creates a simple and direct stream of communication between lawmakers and their constituents.

Not only does the constituent badge create a new flow of communication between directly with your lawmaker; it also creates a new flow of communication between you and those in your community. By opting into this badge, you’ll have the opportunity to see links, posts, and relevant articles important to people in your area. This means you, as the constituent, have a new means of spreading information to other advocates in your district.

This Facebook badge is a valuable tool to consider for those of us advocating for an end to slavery in our lifetime. It’s a new means to communicate with lawmakers about legislation, harnessing social influence to push for action in Congress and fuel the movement in your area.

Curious about how to opt-in and where to get started? Once you log in to Facebook, take these simple steps to get started:

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The 2018 TIP Report is Here! Time to take action.

/ Topic: #TIPReport, Advocacy June 28, 2018

Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, a critical tool to shed light on the present state of human trafficking around the world. This is a unique opportunity to educate your community about this crime by writing a Letter to the Editor. (It's easy—everything you need is below!)

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Tweet to Congress! 2018 #TIPReport

/ Topic: June 28, 2018

#TIPReport Tweet-In Day

June 28, 2018

Each year, the State Department releases a critical tool to shed light on the present state of human trafficking around the world. It’s called the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.

On Thursday, June 28, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the 2018 TIP Report. Most notably, the Report reveals the truth regarding the progress global nations have made towards ending this crime, and it’s a great opportunity to raise the profile of this issue with our elected leaders.

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Call your senators today!

/ Topic: April 2, 2018

Do you have 5 minutes to spare? Yes? Great!

Congress is already facing pressure to impose signficant spending cuts on foreign aid in next year’s budget. Calling your Senators is one of the best ways to show them you care and ensure they use their power to protect funds that will end slavery for good.

Led by Senator Blumenthal (CT), a Dear Colleague letter is now live and circulating the Senate. In this letter, Senator Bluementhal gives his colleagues the opportunity to sign on and join him in supporting full funding of anti-slavery programs in 2019. There's still time for your Senator to add his/her name to this important letter.

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5 Reasons To Come to the Advocacy Summit

by Lauranne Boyd / Topic: August 2, 2017

Today, we’re sharing a few thoughts on why you should be with us at the 2017 Advocacy Summit, from the perspective of our friend and IJM advocate Jordie Beuch.

Before we jump in, you should know that our annual Advocacy Summit is where the good stuff happens. And by good stuff, I mean hundreds of friends and fellow advocates, traveling from across the nation to gather together in Washington DC, raising their voices to bring an end to slavery. We’ve seen tremendous momentum result from past years and this year will be no different.

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The New Faces of IJM Advocacy

by Lauranne Boyd / Topic: August 2, 2017

We have a small confession to make: we owe you a few introductions. Over the past few months, we’ve welcomed three new colleagues to the Advocacy & Mobilization team. You may find them in your city, on your campus, or in your inbox and we think it’s time you’re introduced.

Today, we’re doing a Q&A with Joash Thomas, Lauranne Boyd, and Dan Mackett. Amongst other topics, you’ll hear a glimpse of what uniquely brought them to this work and what’s exciting them about the season ahead.

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Tweet to Congress on June 27

/ Topic: Twitter, Congress, #TIPReport June 27, 2017

#TIPReport Tweet-In Day

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Each year, the State Department releases their Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, a critical tool to shed a light on the crime of human trafficking.

On Tuesday, June 27, the 2017 TIP Report will be released by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The release of the Report is a great opportunity to raise the profile of this issue with our elected leaders.

Research by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) has shown that it takes as little as 10 tweets to bring an issue on the radar of Congressional staff. We will make sure Congressional offices know the importance of the TIP Report in the fight against slavery.

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The 2017 TIP Report is Here! Time to Write the Editor.

/ Topic: #TIPReport, Advocacy June 27, 2017

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, a critical tool to shed a light on the crime of human trafficking. This is a unique opportunity to educate your community about this crime by writing a Letter to the Editor. (It's easy—everything you need is below.)

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Tweet to Congress on May 5

/ Topic: Twitter, Congress, #EndSlaveryAct May 4, 2017

#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.

Research has shown that it takes as little as 10 tweets to bring an issue on the radar of Congressional staff. We will make sure Congressional offices take notice of the thousands of postcards and signatures being delivered.

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