Ask Your Representative to Take a Stand Against Slavery
Several members of Congress have submitted a resolution calling for recognition of the International Day to Abolish Slavery and for the international community to devote more resources to detect, disrupt and dismantle modern-day slavery and human trafficking operations. And they need your support.
Although it has been 60 years since the UN first commemorated the International Day to Abolish Slavery, human trafficking and slavery remains one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world. Today more than 12.3 million people are subjected to forced labor and sexual servitude and more than 600,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year.
Safe Horizon believes we must do more. Tell your Representative that you want to see them support this resolution and take a stand against slavery and human trafficking today.
I am writing to ask that you support H. Res. 929 recognizing the International Day to Abolish Slavery.
We need to do more to address modern-day slavery and human trafficking and I hope that you will lend your support to this resolution.
Although the Palermo Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children was adopted by the United Nations in 2000, more than 12.3 million people are subjected to forced labor and sexual servitude and more than 600,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year.
The United States could do much more to help end slavery and support the efforts of other countries to do the same, but we need to start by acknowledging the tragic and urgent nature of this issue.
Your voice is powerful. I hope you will use it to help those who today are still suffering because we have not yet done enough to end slavery once and for all.
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