When a U.S. senator tags you in a tweet, it must be pretty important.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee posted a Twitter photo Thursday (Feb. 26) to show his support of the End It Movement and the Shine a Light on Slavery Day, which is Friday (Feb. 27).
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher were the stars of that tweet, both wearing big red X’s on their hands.
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) February 26, 2015
The movement has a website that tells you to draw a red X on your hand, take a selfie showing off that X and then tag any social media posts with #EndItMovement.
Well, the group is going to fight for freedom around the world.
“It’s up to each of us to tell our world that slavery still exists. Awareness is doing the work. Our amazing Coalition Partners are doing the work, on the ground, every day, to bring freedom to the 27 million,” it says.
The money they raise through their efforts will help fund programs in red-light districts, mines, factories, street corners and private homes. They work with special investigators, local law enforcement, FBI and other government agencies to rescue men, women and children from slavery.
“Because people should never be sold.”