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Why I Stand with Polaris

My travels around the world have seared into me that, in the slums of Mumbai, on the streets of Nashville, amongst Syrian refugees, human trafficking is everywhere. Millions of vulnerable people, are tricked, coerced, recruited, and enslaved. Traffickers, some formal and organized, other informal and transactional, earn stunning profits by using, over and over, the bodies and labor of their fellow human beings.

That’s why I support Polaris and serve as an Ambassador to this incredible organization. Polaris takes an innovative approach to tackling the crime of human trafficking and works to systematically disrupt the networks that rob human beings of their lives and their independence.

Today, I’m asking you to support Polaris. It’s not about how much you give – it’s about making a statement that you stand with the 20.9 million people around the globe who are not free.

From programs like the National Human Trafficking Hotline, which connects survivors of all forms of human trafficking to nationwide services to get help and stay safe, to the Illicit Massage Businesses Initiative, where Polaris works to disrupt the operations and venues that compel so many victims into commercial sex and/or labor against their will, Polaris’s solutions are effective and far-reaching. Your gift will make a real difference in people’s lives.

Please make your end of year gift today and all donations will be triple MATCHED! $55 automatically becomes $165 and $100 becomes $300 — tripling the impact for survivors.

Join me in making all people everywhere, once and for all, free.

Ashley Judd

Actress, Activist and Polaris Ambassador

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Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.