By many accounts, the issue of young girls being trafficked as sex slaves between Mexico and the U.S. is a serious and growing problem.
A new group of concerned citizens from both nations is seeking Congressional and public support for their effort to raise awareness.
The group is called the Alliance to End Human Trafficking. It's planning a kick-off event on Capitol Hill on Thursday, November 14th.
The Alliance seeks to educate and provide solutions to the problem of modern day slavery, or what one advocate calls "the business of stealing freedom for profit."
One of the members of the Alliance is a woman who was sold by her own mother as a six month old baby.
There are other organizations that have also taken up the mission of ending human slavery.
To find out more about the Alliance to End Human Trafficking, you can call 646.456.0643. #AllianceToEndHumanTrafficking
Information about the launch on November 14th is below.