As thousands march today in Washington, Free the Slaves stands arm-in-arm with activists in the social justice movement who are calling for America’s elected officials to maintain U.S. leadership in safeguarding human rights. Free the Slaves belongs to many policy and programmatic coalitions that address the many forms of inequality and marginalization that allow slavery to exist in modern times.
Slavery is not caused by poverty alone. It’s caused by social, economic and political forces that leave people vulnerable to predatory traffickers. Solving these root causes at a community level is the key to ending slavery in a sustainable way – ensuring that people don’t fall back into slavery after they escape, and ensuring their neighbors don’t take their place as slaves.
Free the Slaves has been fortunate to achieve remarkable progress under both Democratic and Republican presidential administrations. Combating human trafficking has been a bipartisan cause. It remains so today. Still, we need your help to keep up the momentum. American investment is vital to ensuring that solutions developed to combat modern slavery are implemented inside the U.S. and throughout the world. Decision makers in the White House and the Capitol need to know that combating slavery is important to the American public.
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And please spread the word. Host a house party, or a brown bag lunch session at work, or a prayer service at church. You can find ideas and resources for how to get active on our How to Take Action webpage.