Hear from IJM's VP of Government Relations Holly Burkhalter on why your signature matters! Join IJM in calling on the President to help make freedom real for the millions of people living in slavery today. Together, we’re asking for a comprehensive plan to eradicate slavery in the U.S. and abroad. To demonstrate the strength of American commitment to ending slavery, we’re hoping to deliver 150,000 signatures to the White House—and we need you to be one of them!Read More
After 2 ½ years of hard work and prayer, the IJM Advocacy team is excited to announce that the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) just passed the House of Representatives 286 to 138! Now it’s headed to the President—and we are confident he will sign it into law very soon.
Let me first thank each of you for the hours you’ve put into meetings, calls, events, collecting postcards, and praying to pass this bill. We could not have done it without your help, and we are delighted to share this victory with our friends across the globe.Read More
Governor Matt Mead signed Wyoming’s first anti-trafficking law!Read More
In an historic decision this morning (and on the anniversary of Lincoln’s birthday), the U.S. Senate finally passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA)—extending critical protection to millions of men, women and children trapped in slavery around the world.
Leading the efforts to pass the TVPRA this year were Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). After the TVPRA failed to pass last session, these senators worked diligently across party lines to uphold this important piece of our nation’s anti-slavery history.
The Long Struggle with SlaveryRead More
Today, IJM Florida State Advocacy Leaders had the privilege of meeting with Publix management and presenting them with THOUSANDS of signatures from the many petitions signed during the Recipe for Change Campaign. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, your voices are being heard.Read More
Today HB 133 (Human Trafficking) came before the House Judiciary Committee and the bill received tremendous support as state government officials, non-profits, and individuals testified of the presence of human trafficking in WY and how current legislation is not sufficient to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable!
It seems that the legislators on the House Judiciary Committee are supportive, but will continue working on the asset forfeiture portion of the bill on Monday at Noon.
Send a message to Wyoming legislators asking them to support passage of HB 133: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/postcomments/OnLineHotline.aspxRead More
Wow, what an incredible and blessed year it’s been.Read More