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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Let's Get Back to the Essentials: Thoughts on the Shutdown

by Holly J. Burkhalter, IJM VP of Government Relations / Topic: Congress, shutdown, Washington October 4, 2013
The Park is Closed

This morning as I walked my two dogs, I passed a charming park full of playground equipment.  It is just a couple blocks from my house in Washington, DC’s, Capitol Hill neighborhood, and there wasn’t a day I didn’t take my girls there when they were small.  It teems with toddlers, nannies, strollers, grandparents – but not today.  The iron gate was chained and padlocked and a large laminated sign hung from it, stating that the park is closed because of the federal government shut-down.


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Grateful For a Moment Amidst the Hubbub

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: Congress, Washington September 23, 2013
Holly Burkhalter


I have many friends who are legislative aides in the House and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans.  They are much on my heart this week, as legislators returned to Washington from a five-week recess.  They and their hard-working staff are taking up the solemn issue of whether to approve the use of force against the Syrian government in the wake of the regime’s recent use of chemical weapons against the civilian population near Damascus.  Legislative aides and their bosses will also be struggling with a broken budget process that may well end up in a government shut-down in coming weeks, and increasing tensions between the executive and legislative branches.



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