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Human Trafficking

Who is working to stop the trafficking of people, especially children and women around the world, both as slaves and sex workers?

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Does the United States have a responsibility to take care of children who cross the border?

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing poverty and gang violence crossed the border this summer, straining the country's ability to cope. Many of them were united with family-members in the US while they await deportation hearings. Is it America's job to help care for those less-fortunate or to send them home?

How far out of your way would you go to ensure you're buying clothing that has not been made by people who are enslaved to human traffickers?

Many activists have worked to come up with programs to certify that clothes are sweat shop free or rugs are not made with child labor. Should this be expanded to include human trafficking? Would you be willing to pay more for such goods?

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Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation

Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation (SASEF) created The V Sign hand signal so the youngest victims can identify themselves as needing help.

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Children of the Night

Children of the Night is dedicated to rescuing children throughout the United States from prostitution.

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