Friday, June 25, 2010

Africa against Human Trafficking: Vote to end modern day slavery on our continent

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about the work of Free Generation International, and their Red Card Campaign to raise awareness about Human Trafficking at the World Cup. With your support, the campaign received wide circulation and the campaign’s logo was featured in the inner back cover of the U.S Government’s 2010 Trafficking Report.

As you may recall, Free Generation International (FGI) is an abolitionist organization committed to fighting human trafficking and slavery throughout Africa. It is estimated that out of the 800,000 people trafficked yearly, 450,000 of them come from Africa. FGI uses innovative and culturally relevant methods to sensitize the African public about human trafficking in the African context, and are mobilizing a Pan-African youth movement against trafficking on the continent. Their programs are crucial to the fight to end human trafficking, but they are doing it with barely any funding.

This is your opportunity to help them without having to contribute any money (but you are more than welcome to donate to them too). YOU CAN VOTE FOR THEM TO WIN CRUCIAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT THEIR WORK THROUGH CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING CONTEST. The contest will award $250k 1st Prize 100K 2-5th prize and 20K. The charity with the highest votes wins. They currently have only 326 votes at number 102.
LET US UNITE TO SUPPORT THIS PAN-AFRICAN INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS A MAJOR PROBLEM ON OUR CONTINENT. HERE ARE THE STEPS TO VOTE

Click on this link: http://bit.ly/d3p5Ip and
1. "Like" Chase Community Giving (top left hand corner)
2. Click the "Get started to vote" button (green button in the top right corner)
3. Click "Allow" (this step is on a different page that it automatically takes you to)
4. Click "Vote Now" (green button where "Get started to vote" was originally
5. Refresh page or log out & log back in if step 4 fails

WE ARE COUNTING ON YOUR SUPPORT! THANK YOU! Please visit the website at www.freegenerationintl.org to learn more!

PS: More vim for the Black Stars!
Black Stars supporters, believe!
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