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Each year we host the Advocacy Summit, it is an absolute highlight for our team. Truly, nothing brings us greater joy than gathering with you, our faithful friends and advocates, to use our voices on Capitol Hill on behalf of those who suffer. This October, we entered the halls of power again with more than 270 advocates from all over the country.
Do you believe that a dress can change the world? In 2013, our partners at Dressember and founder Blythe Hill began with this simple question. Last year, over 4,600 women participated by wearing a dress the entire month of December and telling the story of those in slavery today. Inspiring their friends, family, and communities to join them, Dressember is partnering with organizations like IJM, together making rescue possible and restoring freedom to women, children, and men in slavery around the globe.
Last July, you stood with us when IJM investigator and human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, and two friends, Joseph Muiruri and Josephat Mwenda, were abducted and murdered. You helped spark a global outcry for #JusticeinKenya and an end of police abuse of power through this ongoing petition.
#IJMSummit17 Tweet-in Day
This Tuesday, IJM advocates from across the country are gathering together in Washington as modern-day abolitionists to advocate against modern-day slavery. You can amplify their voices by storming the digital halls of power on Twitter with us.
Research has shown that it takes as little as 10 tweets to bring an issue on the radar of Congressional staff. Let’s ensure Congress takes notice, and hears that now is the time to end slavery for good.
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