The practice of slavery has plagued the human species for over 5,000 years. Yet here in the 21st century, slavery is more prevalent than ever before with an estimated 27 million people enslaved worldwide.
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, free citizens of the United States of America, and other free nations of the world, urge the United States government to take action and address the ongoing crisis of modern-day slavery. There are over 27 Million Slaves in the world today- a number greater than any other time in human history.
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_Commi and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.