Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2011

Today, 1-11-11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day! Did you know that 30 million people are enslaved TODAY? The United States is one of the top destinations for trafficking victims.
It's true - slavery happens in cities throughout this nation and right in our own backyard! Check out an excerpt from President Obama's speech proclaiming January 2011 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month:
"We cannot strengthen global efforts to end modern slavery without first accepting the responsibility to prevent, identify, and aggressively combat this crime at home. No country can claim immunity from the scourge of human rights abuses, or from the responsibility to confront them. As evidence of our dedication to a universal struggle against this heinous practice, the Department of State’s “Trafficking in Persons Report 2010″ included America in its rankings for the first time, measuring our efforts by the same standards to which we hold other nations. Looking ahead, we must continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute human  trafficking cases within our own borders."

Get informed!
Visit the Not for Sale Campaign website to learn more about modern day slavery and what YOU can do to fight it!

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Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Did you know there are twice as many slaves today as in Abraham Lincoln's day? Did you know you can step up and help end human slavery? No one should be for sale.
Today - you can commit to become an abolitionist. Join the movement!

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