Relying on AmazingCauses, STOP Online Exploitation Demands an End to Online Listings Promoting Human Trafficking
PHOENIX, AZ , July 28, 2009 — Online-facilitated human trafficking and prostitution is available in every American community through Internet classified advertising sites. To stem this tide of crime, Stop Online Exploitation (STOPonlineExploitation.org) is using AmazingCauses Web-to-print direct marketing technology, from AmazingMail.com, Inc.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimates the number of U.S. victims of commercial sexual exploitation, induced through force, fraud, or coercion, at 300,000 per year. And, according to Federal law enforcement studies, only 10-20% of today's prostitution is street-based, with the rest operating online and happening in neighborhoods across America.
AmazingCauses offers non-profits like Stop Online Exploitation a Web-to-Print direct marketing service for instant outreach. With no up-front costs, AmazingCauses builds any non-profit a campaign-specific Website to drive advocacy, promote outreach and facilitate fundraising. The non-profit organization simply inserts a "GiveLink" on its homepage and AmazingCauses takes it from there.
Advocacy groups can also use AmazingCauses to fundraise in support of a cause. For example, with each online purchase of a two-dollar Ahava Kids card that expresses a message of hope, inspiration and care to rescued victims, Ahavakids.org receives a 70-cent donation to further the cause of the eradication of worldwide human trafficking, enslavement and exploitation.
Also, the recent Red Envelope Project, a grassroots movement begun in Boston and powered by AmazingCauses, achieved its goal to raise awareness in opposition of President Obama's position on the sensitive issue of abortion rights. With help from AmazingCauses automated Web-to-print platform, 40,000 red envelopes landed in the White House mailroom.
Stop Online Exploitation's AmazingCauses-enabled campaign delivers lifesaving messages for $2 a card to government legislators and to CEOs of Internet companies that list classified exotic and "adult" services ads, and discussion forums, in very specific geographic regions. The goal of Stop Online Exploitation is to raise awareness and convince decision-makers to end online commercial, sexual exploitation.