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Be the KEY to Freedom
Petition Background (Preamble):
Even in the U.S slavery continues today. The U.S government estimates 14000-18000 people are trafficked into the U.S annually and put into some form of modern day slavery.
We urge the United States government to sponsor and support House Resolution 2522, Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act, which establishes a Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-day Slavery which shall:
- (1) advise Congress on how the United States could support efforts to eradicate modern-day slavery;
(2) evaluate comparative strategies to prevent modern-day slavery, rescue and rehabilitate its victims, and prosecute traffickers and increase accountability within countries;
(3) examine the economic impact on communities and countries that demonstrate measured success in fighting modern-day slavery;
(4) evaluate U.S. trade policy's effect on modern slavery, including a list of the 10 countries with the highest number of slaves within their borders.
We are urging the United States Government to exercise its considerable influence to end the practices of modern day slavery throughout the world so that the world can be free from this scourge against humanity.
As global citizens, we are responsible for ensuring that our fellow human beings are guaranteed basic rights and equality. We must ACT NOW and Be the voice for those who have No voice. Thank you.
The Be the KEY to Freedom petition to U.S Congress was written by SUNY_Rockland_Anti-Slavery_Committee and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: united states, united nations, slavery, child slavery, child labor, sex slaves, brothel, corruption, president obama, human rights, liberty, life, live, human trafficking, modern day slavery, nike