Actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have launched a new campaign to urge the Haitian government to ban child slavery and Moore is using her Twitter account to get politicians behind the effort.
Moore targeted several members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who have Twitter accounts, tweeting to them over the weekend: “Help us end Child Slavery in Haiti.”
She specifically sent it to Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
Cardin responded via Twitter, writing to Moore that he is “proud to sponsor Child Protection Compact w/Boxer/Brownback.”
Moore replied back to Cardin, telling him: "Thank you 4 your leadership @senatorcardin on sponsoring Child Protection Compact but can you also ask Haitian govt to outlaw child slavery?"
Moore, who has more than 2.5 million followers on Twitter, urging them to “reach out to these senators as well!”
DNA – The Demi and Ashton Foundation – aims to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide. More information is available at www.demiandashton.org.