One of the most common questions we get here at our office is, “How can I help fight human trafficking . . . besides donating? What can I really do right where I am?”
If you are asking that question, we’re glad you are here. Because we have a simple, practical, and effective way that each of us, with a computer, can fight slavery in our generation — without leaving your living room.
We invite you to become an Online Abolitionist with us.
The world has been made smaller with the presence of the internet. The distance between you and I is much shorter than it was even a decade ago. And the distance between us and those affected by trafficking has shrunk too. We have decided to harness that distance with social media.
Did you know that on Facebook alone 1/2 of 1% of people share content. Only half of one percent! In 2016 the estimated reach for Facebook business profiles was only 1%. With those numbers we have learned a very important lesson – YOU are invaluable to us! We need you! We desparately need your help to get the word out about human trafficking, about the need for covert investigators, and we need help telling stories from the front lines!
Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.J.R.R. Tolkien
These are ordinary acts, but if we commit to do them together, a simple message and share can lead to rescuing lives. This is your extra ordinary invitation to join us in the fight against modern slavery. We need your voice in this fight!
What does this group look like?
First of all, this looks like a community. A group of people rallying together to push darkness back.
Practically, this will be a closed Facebook group called “Online Abolitionists.” This group will be the hub, the connect-point for all of our activities. We will give prompts, ask for help, and share weekly and bi-weekly updates. We need your voice and ideas!
Every month we will fill you in on our social media strategy and ask for your help to start conversations about trafficking and modern slavery. We’ll give you an inside look at what is going on with The Exodus Road and ask for very specific ways to be involved. You will be our eyes and ears, we’ll ask for feedback and collaboration on video projects and other initiatives. For example, we need your help sharing rescue stores and updates from the front lines. We’ll ask for you to start conversations with your online communities about the issue, raising awareness and helping people to understand the problem.
More on How to Become an Online Abolitionist
1. Follow us/Subscribe to our social media networks! You can find us with the tag @TheExodusRoad on these social media platforms:
2. Fill out the application above.
3. We will review your application and invite you to join our private Facebook community.
You don’t have to be on every social media platform, but you do need to have a Facebook account if you want to be a part of our closed group.
You also don’t have to apply to be an online advocate, you can start conversations about the issue at any time and please feel free to share our social media content whenever you want! If you are interested in being a part of this intentional community, then just fill out an application and we will see you over on Facebook!