The Senate resolution, first proposed by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Cornyn (R-TX), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Dick Lugar (R-IN) was passed on June 27, 2007. So this will be the first time the nation will be able to celebrate Human Trafficking awareness.
Are you interested in spreading the word and educating your family and friends about human trafficking? On January 11, email, call, blog, and social network to increase knowledge of this horrible crime.
Don’t know what to say?:
Human trafficking is called by many ‘modern day slavery.’ It is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to make people do things they don’t want to do. Men, women, and children are all affected by this crime; they are enslaved through out the world for labor or as sex slaves. Organizations believe that millions of people are affected by human trafficking, although no one knows for sure. No country is immune from human trafficking. Even in the United States, thousands of trafficked individuals live where we live. If you see, or know, anyone who is:
* always accompanied by another person who seems controlling
* showing signs of physical or psychological abuse
* submissive or fearful
* not able to communicate due to language barriers
* does not have any identification
Please call the Department of Justice Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-428-7581