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The game has changed. The landscape of influencing Congress is evolving and as advocates with a message that impacts millions lives around the world, we must adapt our tactics to make sure we’re heard.
Here’s what we know:
With midterm elections in the United States just days away, our great American experiment is in full swing. We are engaging in the democratic process and making our voices heard as voters. But as IJM advocates, we know this kind of voice-raising doesn’t have to be limited to showing up at the ballot box on a Tuesday in November.
Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, a critical tool to shed light on the present state of human trafficking around the world. This is a unique opportunity to educate your community about this crime by writing a Letter to the Editor. (It's easy—everything you need is below!)
In July of 2016, 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.
Do you have 5 minutes to spare? Yes? Great!
Congress is already facing pressure to impose signficant spending cuts on foreign aid in next year’s budget. Calling your Senators is one of the best ways to show them you care and ensure they use their power to protect funds that will end slavery for good.