In addition, here are 6 simple things everyone can do to make a difference.
ACTION 1: Get educated by reading books, blogs, articles, videos, etc... Knowledge is power and understanding. Plus, it will help you generate ideas on how you can help.
ACTION 2: Request your library to buy modern abolitionist books and/or donate them yourself. See my previous post on this for more information. http://bit.ly/cTNok4
ACTION 3: Sign and/or start petitions to send to government and business leaders. It's easy to do and really makes a big difference in reaching policy makers. Collectively we have the power to move governments and change policies. http://bit.ly/9SvRxP
ACTION 4: Choose an abolitionist organization and donate/raise money for them monthly. Organizations need consistent funding more than one-time gifts. Monthly funding allows them to budget accordingly so they can plan programs and maintain their efforts. Here's how I budget being able to donate to groups. http://bit.ly/bbgKwU
ACTION 5: Learn the signs of human trafficking and look for them in your neighborhood, travels, etc... Report anything suspicious to the National Hotline 1-888-3737-888 or email them at email@example.com
Here is a FREE community guidebook on combating slavery in your neighborhood.
ACTION 6: Raise awareness by sharing the issues of modern slavery with everyone you know and then by asking them to do Actions 1-5 as well.
To quote Obama, "YES WE CAN!" We can make a difference in the fight against modern slavery. Many hands make lighter work.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.