Sunday, June 28, 2009

Child Trafficking Advocacy Opportunity

Below is a message I received from the International Justice Mission (IJM). Perhaps many of you received the same e-mail if you are on their list of supporters. As I read the notice below, I thought that perhaps some of you would be interested in forming a group to meet with our Congressmen and/or Senators. I have no experience in this area, which is why I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn the process with the help of IJM. It will give us experience for future advocacy campaigns. But most of all, child trafficking is something that needs to be addressed and stopped, and this is an opportunity to be a voice for those children.

I encourage you to prayerfully read below and contact us if you are interested in getting involved.

Dina Ackermann


You can do something today to help end child trafficking.

Will you help IJM pass
the Child Protection Compact Act of 2009 (HR 2737)?
IJM has expertise about what it takes to end slavery and trafficking, but the people who matter most to Members of Congress are their constituents. We need your help to urge your Members of Congress to support
the Child Protection Compact Act of 2009 — groundbreaking legislation that seeks to eradicate trafficking in children in focus countries. With your help, we will reach policymakers in all 50 states.

Here is what you can do: Commit today to attending a meeting with your Member of Congress and/or Senators in your home state/district this August and share your passion to abolish modern-day slavery.

The IJM Justice Campaigns team will schedule and coordinate these meetings for you as part of a unified month of action --
sign up online and indicate your availability.
We will guide and support you, provide you with talking points, offer trainings by phone before your meeting, and will help you connect with other advocates in your area.
Take the leap and sign up today! (Please reply by July 10 — we may not be able to schedule meetings after this point.)

Schedule too full for a meeting?
Urge your Member of Congress to support the Child Protection Compact Act today through the current IJM Justice Campaigns Action Alert.

The CPCA holds promise for vulnerable children around the world who desperately need an ally — thank you for giving them one.

Gratefully, Eileen Campbell, Director of Justice Campaigns

P.S. Please forward this e-mail to friends, family and colleagues who may want to attend a district meeting with you!

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