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President Obama announces new Executive Order to fight human trafficking

End Trafficking

On September 25th, President Obama came to the Clinton Global Initiative to announce his new Executive Order to strengthen the fight against human trafficking. It will strengthen protections in federal contracts, create tools and training to identify and assist victims, increase resources for victims, and develop an assessment system to track trends within the United States. Obama announced several new partnerships within the business, non-profit, and education sectors to strengthen efforts.

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  • End Trafficking

    It is extremely exciting that the President took his time at CGI to talk about human trafficking. This is a huge step forward in the fight against trafficking worldwide! However, there is still much more to be done. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which is the main piece of federal legislation within the U.S., has yet to be renewed. Take Action today by writing to your Senator and asking them to support this important legislation:

  • Break Away

    We appreciate the administration focusing on this important, and often overlooked, issue!

  • Emily Pasnak-Lapchick

    “It ought to concern every person, because it’s a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at the social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name—modern slavery.” - Barack Obama