There are more slaves in the world than ever before. Sources estimate between 20 and 30 million slaves right now. This includes women, men, and children forced into the sex industry and all forms of bonded labor.
"Every citizen can take action by learning more, by going to the website that we helped create: slaveryfootprint.org, by speaking up and insisting that the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the products we buy are made free of forced labor." - President Barack Obama
"Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time, and the United States will continue to lead it — in partnership with you. The change we seek will not come easy, but we can draw strength from the movements of the past. For we know that every life saved — in the words of that great Proclamation — is 'an act of justice'; worthy of 'the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God'." -President Barack Obama