Send Us in 150,000 Strong

/ Topic: March 15, 2013

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! 

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The TVPRA passes the House of Representatives!

by Annick Febrey / Topic: Justice Campaigns February 28, 2013

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.

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Gov. Mead Signs WY Anti-trafficking Bill into Law!

/ Topic: February 28, 2013

 

Governor Matt Mead signed Wyoming’s first anti-trafficking law!

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Your Voice Matters: Meet Tim

by Erica Boonstra / Topic: Justice Campaigns, Your Voice Matters February 25, 2013

 

Tim (Nashotah, WI) helps lead IJM's advocacy work in the state of Wisconsin. Hear Tim's story about how he got involved in fighting human trafficking.

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Welcome to the Cincinnati Group

by Christine Corcoran / Topic: Communication February 21, 2013

Please visit our website at http://www.cincinnatifreedomfighters.org

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TVPRA Passes in the Senate!

/ Topic: News from Washington, Justice Campaigns February 12, 2013

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 Slavery

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FL. IJM Advocacy Group delivers signatures to Publix Management

/ Topic: February 2, 2013

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.

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Holly Burkhalter in The Hill: A modest proposal - Bill fine-tunes nation's anti-trafficking tools

/ Topic: January 17, 2013

 

The movie “Lincoln” is the riveting drama of the president’s securing the crucial votes needed from the opposition party to pass the thirteenth amendment to the constitution that outlawed slavery. Stunningly, Lincoln rounded up impossible-to-get votes from die-hard opponents of freedom for African Americans, and he did so in 18 days.  
 


 

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WY House Judiciary Committee Hears HB 133 (Human Trafficking)

by Daniel DeCecco / Topic: January 15, 2013

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.aspx

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A Year In Review: Our Milestones In The Fight Against Slavery

/ Topic: Justice Campaigns December 19, 2012
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Wow, what an incredible and blessed year it’s been.

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