Friday, June 25, 2010

International Justice Mission "5 WEEKS FOR FREEDOM"

EMAIL - 5 Weeks For Freedom

At IJM, we believe everyone deserves to live in freedom, so we've set our sights on eradicating modern-day slavery and violent oppression of the poor. But, we know this will require all of us. That's why, this summer, we're launchingStop Injustice: 5 Weeks for Freedom — IJM's biggest campaign ever. And it's our hope that after reading this e-mail, you will be inspired to join us.

5WFF - 15 People 1800 Miles 5 Weeks

5 Weeks for Freedom: Let's start a movement!

This summer, 15 ordinary people will give up 5 weeks of their lives, cycling 1800 miles of the Underground Railroad with one extraordinary goal: To bring hope to the millions of people waiting for justice.

The team will ride from June 26 to July 30, inviting people to join the fight for freedom online and at events along their route — from churches to concerts to Major League Baseball games. Their journey concludes on July 30 in Buffalo, NY, when we'll invite 1 million people to join IJM's second annual Weekend to End Slavery.

We need your help!

SPREAD THE WORD: In anticipation of June 26, we hope you will help us raise awareness by telling your friends. (Check out the cool social media tools on our campaign site.)

PLAN TO PARTICIPATE: Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, there is a way for everyone to support 5 Weeks for Freedom.

MAKE RESCUE POSSIBLE: We've set a goal to raise $1 million - and to make this possible, we're inviting 100,000 people to TEXT to give $10 to IJM's work. Who will you invite to give?

I invite you to explore to learn more about these opportunities, meet the riders and much more. This summer's journey on the Underground Railroad reminds us that slavery was defeated once, simply because ordinary people did what they could to join the fight. And it inspires us to believe that, together, we can defeat it again. Will you join us?

In anticipation of great things,
Signature - Amy Lucia
Amy Lucia
IJM Vice President of Global Communications

IJM - International Justice Mission

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