Make Freedom Real

For this week’s post, I have a suggestion for you on how to change the world that literally takes makefreedomrealtwo seconds. You can do it right now, from your computer.

Sign the IJM Make Freedom Real petition. This asks President Obama to help eradicate slavery in his second term. International Justice Mission is freeing slaves all around the world. Let’s do our part to help them.

Here is what they sent me about the campaign:

This year, our nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln’s promise of freedom to America’s slaves. While slavery is illegal in nearly every country on earth, there are still 27 million people living in slavery today. In September of 2012, President Obama delivered a momentous speech on modern-day slavery–the longest speech on slavery since President Lincoln—calling human trafficking “one of the greatest human rights causes of our time.” Exactly fifty years before President Obama’s speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “There is but one way to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation. That is to make its declarations of freedom real…”

Sign the petition here

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