I’m thankful for a lot this Thanksgiving… family, friends, love, health, and those who are committed to justice and peace.

And I’m thankful for Luis CdeBaca.

CdeBaca is President Obama’s “Ambassador-at-Large” who fights modern day slavery.

As many of us sit down with our loved ones to partake in a bountiful meal together let us also be mindful of those who suffer enslavement due to the greed of others. I encourage you to take a few minutes and read this article. Then consider what you can do to end modern-day slavery.

I think that at the end of the day what stops this is not government enforcement efforts, it’s the cultural shift where people start saying, that woman’s not just a prostitute, she’s somebody’s daughter. That shirt is not just something to be worn, it’s something that I need to know how it was made and who made it. In other words, that notion of getting everyone involved in the cultural change. At that point, I think we end modern slavery.