It’s August and Washington, DC has slowed down considerably – especially if you’re in traffic and trying to make it to Nationals Stadium in time for the first pitch. The House and Senate are on recess and overworked legislative staff who haven’t seen daylight for months have either left town altogether or are wearing jeans to work and taking it sloooow…
Legislators may have put policy issues behind them this month, but there are big problems waiting for them when they return after Labor Day. None of the annual spending bills have passed the Senate, the emergency supplemental aid to address the Central American immigration crisis hasn’t been passed, and there are hundreds of Presidential appointments to various government posts that await Senate confirmation.Read More
Guess what? We've got great news. Your voices were heard.
On July 23, the House of Representatives passed the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act (H.R.2283).
You supported it every step of the way, and we want to thank you for raising your voice, so we made you a video!Now, onward to the Senate!
Great news: the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act (H.R.2283) is headed to the House floor for a vote within the next two weeks! Many of you have worked hard on getting this little bill to where it is today, and it's time to send it over the finish line of its journey through the House. Will you make a quick call to help see it through?
Call your representative today and ask them to vote YES on H.R.2283 when it comes to the floor.
Here is all the information you need to make this quick, easy, but important phone call!Read More
#Selfie might have been the word of the year in 2013, but #selfless should be a front-runner for 2014, at least in terms of IJM advocates. On June 9 – 10, I was incredibly inspired by the time I spent with the people who flew in for the IJM Advocacy Summit. Giving of their personal time and resources to come and speak up for some of the most vulnerable people in our world, almost 300 men and women gathered in Washington, DC, and headed to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staff.Read More