I haven't written in a bit, and for me this is the perfect thing to come back with. I couldn't think of a more urgent issue than to address this one.
There is a dear friend of mine who is a well known national speaker and founder of HappyFunTime Industries that is writing and directing a short film called "Stop Traffick".
Wes and his team of people are cut from some of the highest quality of work you can find. His intelligence, his heart and his persistence for true interpretation is amazing to watch, because he balances it with humor, honesty and grace. It is a pleasure to call him a colleague.
When I saw that they were doing this project, I grew so excited for the prospect of what it means for this issue. For such a high quality product to be out there to draw attention to a very serious issue that I believe gets overlooked here in America. When I told Wes I wanted to blog about it, he sent me this info. Please, please, please check it out!
Did you know that over 100,000 American children are trafficked for sex. Or that the average age is 13? Human trafficking is an assault on our youth. But the tide is turning. And Wes and his team of Hollywood filmmakers are taking this problem seriously.
Here is what Wes has to say:
"We think the problem lies in ignorance. But we know that film is a powerful educator! We want to produce 'Stop Traffick,' a short film shot in Las Vegas, NV and Bakersfield, CA as it tells a startling story of trafficking... and HOPE... in America."
But this film, starring Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects, Midnight Clear) and Lauren Sweetser (Winter's Bone), can't be made without our help. The next 7days of donations are critical to our mission of immediate intervention and education. Every hour and every dollar counts!
Go to Stop Traffick's Indiegogo site ( http://igg.me/at/
StopTraffick ) to make your tax-deductible donation now. You can also learn more about Wes's partnerships with organizations that are on the front lines battling Human Trafficking. If you have any questions, feel free to email one of their producers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your immediate donation matters...it will fuel a film that will help combat Human Trafficking… a problem we know can be solved in our lifetime!
Keep fighting the good fight!
After watching the video, if you were effected at all, PLEASE pass this blog along, re post it, tweet it, donate to it, blog about it, tell others. We are talking about real lives here. Lives trapped in slavery. Lives that matter. That is the key isn't it? The issue of the value of someone else's life. By donating even a small amount to this project, you give value to a young girls life. You tell her she is worth it. You tell her, that even if no one else see's her, you see her. You gave to change her life.
Please, check out this project, and give any little bit you can.
Thank you Wes and your team of people for giving a voice to this. For spending time and money away from your families to help in anyway possible bring a voice to these young women. We want to partner with you and give hope where there is none.