Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Show your Support

Dear Virginia Blogger,

On Thursday, April 7th, Senator Webb of Virginia is calling a hearing to review the work of the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) in East Asia. We want your help in thanking the Senator for holding this hearing as well as conveying our support for the TIP Office’s critical work to fight human trafficking worldwide. It is crucial that the Senator hear from you, his constituent, to k...now Virginians care about U.S. leadership in the fight against modern-day slavery.

The TIP Office’s annual TIP Report spotlights gaps in countries’ response to slavery and trafficking, and provides help to address those weaknesses. The Report encourages governments to free slaves and trafficking victims, bring perpetrators to justice, and deter the crime. IJM has seen the positive impact of the TIP Office firsthand.

Will you help flood Senator Webb’s office with phone calls to convey support for the TIP Office on April 6?

Making a call is easy: You can reach Senator Webb’s office at (202) 224-4024,

 and use this sample script:

Hi, my name is [Your Name] and I’m calling from [Your City], VA. I’d like to thank Senator Webb for holding this important hearing on the crime of slavery and trafficking around the world on April 7th and would just like to convey my support for the good work of the TIP office. Would you pass my message along to the Senator? Thanks!
Thank you for lending your voice to support the TIP Office so they can continue fighting on behalf of children, women, and men in bondage around the world.


Annick Febrey

Program Coordinator, Government Relations

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