On January 24, we asked you to let your name stand for freedom by petitioning President Obama to make ending slavery a priority. You may have already signed your name—so how can you help keep this momentum going? Here are a few quick tips for getting the word out about this action:
Email your friends!
If you missed the forward-to-a-friend feature after you signed the letter (or have more friends you want to send this opportunity to!), shoot them a quick email. You can use this sample message to get the word out:
There are an estimated 27,000,000 slaves in the world today. I signed my name on a letter going to President Obama asking him to make the United Sates a leader in ending modern day slavery, will you? It takes less than a minute to sign your name. Each signature represents 1000 people who need freedom right now.
Will you add your name?: http://www.ijm.org/content/state-of-the-union
Use Social Media!
Here are some sample tweets you can use to get the word out to your followers:
I just asked @BarackObama to #endslavery & fight #humantrafficking. Will you? Click here to add your voice: http://bit.ly/y0Q6Q8
There are an estimated 27 million slaves today. We need 27,000 ppl to tell @BarackObama we want to #endslavery. JOIN US: bit.ly/y0Q6Q8
Join @IJMCampaigns’ biggest campaign yet: Ask @BarackObama to help #endslavery TODAY: bit.ly/y0Q6Q8 PLS RT! #humantrafficking
Post this opportunity as your status on Facebook to share it with your friends! Here’s a sample status you can use:
There are 27 million people in slavery today. Let’s get 27,000 people to tell President Obama we want to end slavery. Add your name: http://bit.ly/zY4asE
Do you have your own blog or Tumblr account?
Visit www.ijm.org/resources for ads and images you can include on your blog or Tumblr account to help share the word about this opportunity! Don’t forget to link the image to this address: http://bit.ly/y0Q6Q8.
Get out there and be seen!
Set up a table in a high traffic area—at your church, school, workplace, etc.—with a computer where people stop by to sign the letter. Think about times when traffic might be high, like after a church service or during a lunch hour.
Together, we can reach our goal of 27,000 signatures and send a clear message to the President that Americans care about ending slavery once and for all!
Kate Case is currently interning with IJM's Justice Campaigns. Justice Campaigns mobilizes people around the country in support of U.S. policies that will lead to the abolition of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.