A heartrending issue


To the Editor:

I was surprised by the small turnout at the Tabernacle two weeks ago when a California organization called Not For Sale did a compelling presentation on the worldwide human trafficking problem. I thought there would be more people on this Island who would want to know more about this terrible problem. As the presenters explained, there are over 27 million people enslaved around the world. They also stated that 17,000 new slaves are brought into the United States every year. This problem is heartrending.

There is a group forming on the Island to help address this horrific issue. If you want to be a modern-day abolitionist, please join. You can make a difference.

Jeff WinterOak Bluffs