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URGENT EVOKE for Agents in the Austin, TX and Dallas Ft.Worth, TX areas. It is slightly off-topic for EVOKE, but I think this is very important and EVOKE Agents are likely to care.

Did you know: as you're reading this there are people living in slavery in your own city. Foreign workers are being lured to Austin/Dallas and then not getting paid, instead finding themselves imprisoned and forced to work. Foreign Nannies are being forced into sexual servitude. I am absolutely appalled and disgusted to discover that this is going on around me, something I previously attributed to places like Dubai. This is so important, not only to the unfortunate souls who find themselves enslaved, but in a more global sense. The US has the power to be an unstoppable force of good in this world, but the world has to trust us first. We have a long way to go to gain that trust, if we can at all. Personally I don't trust people associated with slavery, and I can't be alone in that feeling. How can we present ourselves as a land of freedom and opportunity to the global community when people pursuing that promise are imprisoned and abused?

This has to stop.

http://whatsyourresponse.com/ ?

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Comment by Hayden Darrell Linder on March 19, 2010 at 4:18pm
Way to go right to the "ugly" of the matter.
I agree something must be done but first we need a plan. You got any ideas? Cause I know jack all about modern slavery in the US.

Whats your sources for this? Sometimes looking deeper into those can help us to get a grasp on what can be done.
Comment by Philip Wood on March 19, 2010 at 6:44pm
Excellent questions Hayden. I don't know a wh*** lot about it myself, so I figured the best place to start would be to see what is already being done. I found this doc**ent from the AG put before the 81st legislature: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/AG_Publications/pdfs/human_trafficking.pdf

Also found this doc**ent from the UN, outlining a 'toolkit' for combating human trafficking.
I have some reading to do.
Comment by Hayden Darrell Linder on March 19, 2010 at 8:30pm
Why is it always doc**entation?!
Yeah looks like I got some reading to do 2.
Comment by Philip Wood on March 19, 2010 at 9:50pm
We testers love our docs ;)
Comment by Jane A.W. on March 19, 2010 at 11:32pm
I'm giving you points on your other unrelated blog posts for the mushroom contributions on the arctic posts... to bad comments can't be rewarded directly
Comment by Philip Wood on March 19, 2010 at 11:36pm
Thanks Jane!


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