In 1780, William Wilberforce began his campaign in the British Parliament to abolish the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Today, 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade, an estimated 12,000 people remain enslaved in northern Sudan, victims of the 23-year civil war.
Help us honor this bicentennial year by urging your representative in Congress to take meaningful action to put an end to slavery in Sudan. Contact your legislators and ask them to support Representative Chris Smith as he re-introduces the Eradication of Slavery in Sudan Act. If passed, this bill will create a commission that would investigate and end slavery in Sudan.
Sign the petition at http://ga0.org/campaign/wilberforce to bring us closer to our goal of 390,000 signatures.
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