Charity And Service: Giving Like The Stars
On January 12, all retailers and manufacturers that do business in California will be required to publicly disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains; actress Julia Ormond was one of the key forces behind passage of the new legislation.
“Julia Ormond, a tireless humanitarian activist and founder of the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET), was absolutely instrumental in the passage of California’s landmark legislation to combat labor trafficking through transparency in business-supply chains," said U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), a longtime champion of human rights.
When I met Ormond at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting last September, she talked about having met slaves, including young children, in California and abroad. She explained that every day, we dress in clothing, talk on phones, and eat meals that are tainted by slavery. Ormond also described the solution:
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