If you’ve been following this blog, you have seen articles with overviews of the human trafficking issue, a profile of the victim, a study on Stockholm Syndrome and the dispelling of a few myths. (If you have not, welcome, it is never too late to become an abolitionist). We have a wealth of information, now what do we do with it?
Today’s article is not going to present many facts. We are taking a completely different tact. It is an impassioned plea to those reading this to act. It is a call to action, if you will, describing the power of doing something. It is important to know that we do not have to do everything to do something. The “all or nothing” mentality usurps the collective power that we have to affect change in our circles of influence. We can make a difference in so many ways just by speaking truth and communicating for those who cannot speak for themselves. That act alone dispels a lot of misinformation that surrounds modern day slavery.
Additionally, it encourages people to talk about this topic more, as there are still so many that would like to act as if the issue does not exist.
Volunteerism, reporting information to law enforcement via the National Hotline, and networking are all avenues that are doable. It is accessible and easy to incorporate.
If we all do something, the power behind one action can affect an avalanche of change. Imagine if 300 million people (the approximate population of the United States) networked in their own circles of influence. That act alone would move a mountain.
Freedom is our right in this country. It is the basis of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and freedom is what Jesus died for us to have. We have the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. All of these examples from history point to one fact: Freedom is the bedrock of what we as a nation are built upon. With that premise, let us harness the power of a collective state to make freedom available to all people, and be the change we want to see.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888 or text to “BeFree”
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