Authors For Freedom

We are excited to invite you to join the Author’s For Freedom promotion and July 31st, 2020 event!

The Authors For Freedom Campaign runs for 24-hours on July 31, 2020, however we hope authors promote the event and their reasons for involvement all month long. Here are some resources designed to help you get the word out about your good works.  

  • A place on the Authors For Freedom Landing page which you can share
  • Links to a social media toolkit including: the Authors for Freedom Logo, banner options, and social media posts that you can add your book(s) and photo for your use in 2020
  • Free online KNOW THE SIGNS. BREAK THE CHAIN. END HUMAN TRAFFICKING training for your newsletters and your readers
  • Free downloadables, blogs, and other O.U.R. material for newsletters and readers
  • Links to O.U.R. YouTube channel with amazing newsletter and social media content
  • Best-selling authors, agents, and publishers email Shannon Symonds symondsbythesea1215@gmail.com volunteer event organizer for additional benefits, support, and resources

Authors Agree to:

**Post the Authors for Freedom Campaign logo and link (https://my.ourrescue.org/fundraisers/authors-for-freedom) in at least one newsletter and on all available social media platforms by July 31, 2020

**Individual Authors will donate on the Operation Underground Railroad Authors for Freedom Event Page: https://my.ourrescue.org/fundraisers/authors-for-freedom. Please donate profits from designated books as soon as possible. We understand that you may not receive royalties or know what the profits are for six months or more. We will use the honor system and check back with you following the six-month period. Every penny counts. No donation will go unappreciated.

*NO EXPLICIT CONTENT, EROTIC, OR PORNOGRAPHIC CONTENT, BOOK COVERS OR LANDING PAGES MAY BE USED OR LINKED IN THIS CAMPAIGN. THIS INCLUDES STEAMY NOVELS OR BOOKS INCLUDING GRAPHIC SEX. AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS MAY ONLY CONTRIBUTE CLEAN NOVELS. IF YOU CONTRIBUTE CONTENT NOT IN KEEPING WITH THESE STANDARDS-IT WILL BE REMOVED.

Authors are welcome to become Operation Underground Railroad (Ourrescue.org) volunteers so they can log their volunteer hours.

If you are interested in participating as an Author For Freedom, please apply on this short Google Form: Author For Freedom Application.

More about Operation Underground Railroad

The original Underground Railroad was a network that existed in 19th century America to liberate slaves. We often congratulate ourselves for having eradicated 19th century slavery. However, it has not been eradicated. It is uglier than ever. Its victims today include nearly 2 million precious children in the world*. They are sex slaves. This is why Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) was created. Using cutting-edge computer technology and human intelligence, O.U.R. undercover teams of former CIA and Special Ops personnel go into the darkest corners of the world to help local law enforcement liberate enslaved children and dismantle the criminal networks.

In the past six years of existence, O.U.R. has rescued 3,300 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 2,000 traffickers around the world. The partners we are empowering have collectively helped rescue the lives of more than 10,000 survivors who were enslaved, exploited or at risk.

Not only does O.U.R.  rescue the children, but they reunite them with their families when possible and work with established and vetted aftercare organizations to provide long-term nurturing and rehabilitation as well. 

We are excited to spend this summer making the world a safer place for children!

For additional information or assistance email the event volunteer organizer, Shannon Symonds, symondsbythesea1215@gmail.com