Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding Florida Abolitionists and Human Trafficking.
What is Human Trafficking?
In the United States, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines “severe forms of trafficking in persons” as sex trafficking or “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”
What is an abolitionist?
A person who advocates or supports the abolition (or end) of slavery and the slave trade world-wide.
An abolitionist and an anti-slavery supporter are not one and the same. An abolitionist is a anti-slavery supporter, but a anti-slavery supporter is not necessarily an abolitionist. FA defines an abolitionist as someone who has gone a step further than support and is now actively working towards ending modern-day slavery.
What is FA’s mission?
Florida Abolitionist is an anti-human trafficking organization that networks and facilitates preventative and restorative solutions to ending modern-day slavery. We do this through mobilizing and collaborating with those in the community to end this monstrous crime together.
Who are FA’s members?
FA is empowered to fulfill it’s mission through the diverse and dedicated people that make it up. This includes individuals, businesses, community organizations, and faith groups. We only require that you share a passion for ending modern-day slavery.
Why should I join FA?
Slavery (human trafficking) is alive and well in our world. In fact, there are more slaves today (~21 million) than at any point in human history. Slavery doesn’t discriminate. The general consensus is that this heinous crime exists in every nation on earth, and its victims are made-up of male and female, young and old, handi-capable, various ethnic backgrounds, and all economic levels. Florida Abolitionist is unique in its vision of ending human trafficking of all forms within the United States. Many organizations are tirelessly fighting human trafficking on an international scale but there is so much work to be done right here in the U.S. Despite increased media attention and legislative efforts, human trafficking remains pervasive in the U.S. FA is dedicated to addressing the crime in ‘our own backyard’. You should join FA and take a stand in leading the anti-trafficking movement forward to end the modern practice of slavery. We need your support to help end the exploitation.
Why is FA reaching out to faith communities?
We believe we are called by God to do justice on behalf of those in bondage. We acknowledge this as a biblical mandate and an act of faith. We are equally adamant in our belief that the call to do justice crosses ALL faith lines and is a common value that connects each of us. We welcome and seek partnerships with all faith communities who recognize this call to end human trafficking.
Does FA endorse any candidates or specific political party?
No. FA is strictly nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates or political parties.