Emancipation Proclamation

As we begin a new year, we also mark the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a powerful reminder to rededicate ourselves to bringing an end to slavery and human trafficking. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States.

Everyone has a role in identifying and combating human trafficking, and together we can help protect innocent victims and prevent this form of modern-day slavery. And while we pay close attention today and this month, we must continue this fight every day. I encourage all of you to take a few minutes to review some of the indicators of human trafficking and how to report it.

 Department of Homeland Security – Human Trafficking

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