Friday, February 27, 2015

we kept them free | SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY DAY

That number is simply unacceptable. I will not sit idly by and do nothing about the atrocious forms of social injustice happening worldwide. I may only be one person, one voice in a million, but I am one voice more that is speaking out on behalf of the millions entrapped in human trafficking.

I want to be able to say with certainty what Ronald Reagan so famously said:
"Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith."-Ronald Reagan
I want to be sure that they know I did everything that could be done. I fought the good fight, I kept the faith, I kept them free. We've been given our freedom, we have the privilege to learn at the school of our choosing and to get jobs. There are millions without jobs who are forced as slaves to cruel masters, girls who are coerced into sex trafficking by perps, friends, and even their own families. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

Over 11,200 people have joined with End It by drawing a red X on their hand and standing up against human trafficking. Many have joined with End It as Freedom Fighters, creating teams of 27+ people to raise money to combat human trafficking.

You might think drawing a red X on your hand isn't going to do a whole lot. But by doing it, you'll get people talking.

If just one person asks what's with the red X, you've made a difference.

The biggest issue with human trafficking is that so many people don't even know it exists. By drawing a red X on your hand, you're telling the world it exists, it's real, and it's growing. And furthermore, you're telling them that you're going to do something about it. That's huge!
"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve...The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just - a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless." -Abraham Lincoln's Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862
Yes, you can be the change. You CAN make the difference. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The question now for you to answer is: How are you going to make a difference?

be in it to #ENDIT.
All text © 2015 Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2015 Charity Klicka Photography

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