Whatever our station in life – our race, creed, ethnic origin, sexual identity or orientation – our common humanity binds us together and entitles each of us to a life of dignity and decency, free of compulsion by others or our circumstances. Standing together, we, the New Abolitionists, will be, in the words of Frederick Douglass, “freedom’s swift-winged angels” for all the men, women, and children who yet live under the yoke of this newest form of slavery: human trafficking.
“Freedom hath been hunted around the Globe. . . . O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.” — Thomas Paine