Latest modern slavery fight updates -

Elgin Woman Advocates for Trafficking Victims at U.S. Capitol

  • Published on
    September 30, 2015
  • News Source Image
  • Category:
Hero Banner

Colleen Anderson is an Elgin resident who recently went to Washington D.C.–one of 300–to attend meetings with the Illinois congressional delegation.

Elgin, IL–Colleen  took part in a day of advocacy organized by an agency called International Justice Mission. Attendees met with congressional leaders in order to build support for  U.S. investments against slavery abroad. Sen. Bob Corker from Tennessee introduced an act–the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015.  It aims to reduce slavery by 50% in partner countries. The bill has passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and now needs to be approved by the full Senate. Anderson delivered a letter signed by more than 600 faith leaders.  

View Article on Daily Herald


Freedom United is interested in hearing from our community and welcomes relevant, informed comments, advice, and insights that advance the conversation around our campaigns and advocacy. We value inclusivity and respect within our community. To be approved, your comments should be civil.

stop icon A few things we do not tolerate: comments that promote discrimination, prejudice, racism, or xenophobia, as well as personal attacks or profanity. We screen submissions in order to create a space where the entire Freedom United community feels safe to express and exchange thoughtful opinions.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This week

Rounded up and abandoned: Europe’s covert support of migrant atrocities

It is well documented that inhumane immigration policies are forcing migrants to take extremely risky routes on their journey to seek asylum in Europe and globally. However, a year-long investigation by the Washington Post, Lighthouse Reports, and a consortium of international media outlets uncovered that migrant lives are not just at risk due to sketchy channel crossings and being packed in the back of refrigerator trucks. To dissuade sub-Saharan

| Wednesday May 22, 2024

Read more