No Mothers Day for Those Enslaved

Posted on: Wednesday December 31, 1969

By Julie Schonfeld
Originially posted in Huffington Post

There will be no flowers for them this Sunday, no handwritten cards on construction paper, no lunch, no love. Thousands of women and girls are enslaved in sex trafficking in the United States. Some of them are mothers who were lured into slavery when traffickers posed as potential life partners who would be fathers for their children. Others were lured into schemes for higher paying jobs. I learned of these stories while I was serving on the President's Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which has developed recommendations for how the President can lead the global fight against modern slavery...[Read More]

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I like that not a do-over, a do-better. That's all we can ask of ourselves. The heppiast and brightest of new years to you, my friend. I hope you keep us informed of your journey and how you're doing on your 11,000 resolutions. I know you're going to surpass even your expectations. As a side note, do you have a pedometer to recommend? I never have found one that works well for me.

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