Phil Donahue is an award-winning journalist, writer, and television host who pioneered TV’s audience-participation talk format. He has earned 20 Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award, the President’s Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Media Person of the Year from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and induction into the Academy of Television’s Hall of Fame. Marlo Thomas is an award-winning actress, author, and activist who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 . She has been honored with four Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, and induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She broke ground as television’s first single working woman as the creator and star of That Girl, and co-founded the Ms. Foundation for Women.
“Human trafficking and sexual exploitation are epidemics that must be eradicated. Today, as throughout our history, the fundamental rights of women, children, all people, are freedom, equality, and nothing less.”