Three things I learned from campaign failure

by Eileen Campbell / Topic: HTPA, Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, Congress, Advocacy, H.R. 2283, S.1249 December 18, 2014

Nobody around here likes to accept to defeat. It’s partly how we’re wired—everyone I work with throws their body and soul into their work—but mostly because we know what a victory would have meant for the clients that IJM serves, and thousands like them.

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Washington: We need you to call your senators today!


Hello, Washington!


We need YOU to join IJM in speaking up against human trafficking today. Will you help us by making 2 phone calls?

It's really easy, and we've got all the information you need. Here's what to do:

Dial 1 866 720 FREE (3733)

Ask for (1) Senator CANTWELL and for the next call, (2) Senator MURRAY.

When the office answers the phone, say the following, replacing text in BOLD with the appropriate details.

Hi! My name is [YOUR NAME] from [YOUR HOME TOWN], Washington.

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We've got unfinished business: keep our issues alive during the August recess!

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: H.R.2283, S.1249, Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, Holly's News, Congress August 13, 2014
Holly Burkhalter

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.

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The House passed this bill - thanks to you!

by Clara Campbell / Topic: Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, H.R.2283, Advocacy, victory July 23, 2014

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!


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Call Congress Today!

by Clara Campbell / Topic: Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, H.R.2283 July 14, 2014
Call Congress

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!

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Join Tennessee Titans QB in asking Senator Corker for his support!

In this Letter to the Editor, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker asks Senator Bob Corker for his support on a little bill that could do a lot in the fight against human trafficking. 

If you're from Tennessee, join IJM and Jake in asking your elected representatives for their support on the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act! Just click on the button below to Tweet the following message to Senator Corker.

Hi Senator Corker! As a fellow Tennessean, I would like to ask for your support on S. 1249 and the fight against #humantrafficking. Thanks!

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Holly's News From Washington - The Little Bill That Could Do Big Things

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: Holly's News, #1step1voice, Human Trafficking Prioritization Act December 5, 2013
Holly Burkhalter On Tuesday, November 19, 4,700 people from all fifty states called the United States Congress in support of legislation to make the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) a full-fledged bureau. This avalanche of calls that swamped the Capitol Switchboard was the culmination of IJM’s effort to engage students and other advocates in a “Day of Action” to make policy makers aware of the importance of one of our nation’s diplomatic treasures, the TIP Office. Read More

Thousands of Steps, Thousands of Voices: #1Step1Voice National Day of Action

by Clara Campbell / Topic: #1step1voice, campaigns, Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, S 1249, HR 2283 November 22, 2013
1step1voice Earlier this week, thousands of you called on Congress to let our representatives know that stopping human trafficking should be a priority. We're grateful to you for joining us and taking action! Here's a look at what we did, together:


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