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Statement on President Obama's Trafficking Ambassador Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, praised President Obama’s nomination of Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Coppedge as Ambassador-at-Large and Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) at the U.S. Department of State. 

Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris, said:

“Polaris is excited to see President Obama’s nomination of Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Coppedge as the next Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The Ambassador-at-Large provides critical leadership that enhances and promotes America’s efforts to protect victims of trafficking and reduce this crime around the world. Over the past ten years, my colleagues and I have worked closely with Susan Coppedge and we have seen firsthand that she is a passionate advocate for victims of human trafficking. We look forward to working with her in this new role and urge the Senate to swiftly confirm this nomination.” 

The White House announcement is available here

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About Polaris 

Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systemically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do — helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Learn more at www.polarisproject.org.

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