I’m pretty sure that Abraham Lincoln would want you to throw a party this month. Honest.
Not to commemorate his birthday, February 12th, but to help finish the job he is most famous for starting: freeing the slaves.
That’s why I’m writing today. I hope that you will consider making a gift or becoming a monthly supporter of Free the Slaves.
The Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery in America during Lincoln’s time. But they didn’t end it. There are an estimated 60,000 people in slavery inside the U.S. today, part of the 21-30 million enslaved worldwide.
Here’s how you can help honor Lincoln’s legacy: throw a Free the Slaves house party to raise awareness and funds. Our downloadable House Party Guide makes it easy. Invite friends, family, neighbors, classmates and coworkers.
Help them understand that everyone has a role to play in ensuring that businesses won’t profit from slavery, that governments won’t allow it, that international organizations won’t ignore it, and that we all — as human beings — won’t tolerate it any longer.
You can play our newest video at your house party. It’s called Overcoming Slavery. In just two minutes, Free the Slaves frontline activists explain our strategy to rid the world of human trafficking forever.
I hope that you will help us finish what President Lincoln started more than a century ago. Your participation and contributions will be what brings slavery to an end. We can’t do it without you.