Actress Jada Pinkett Smith along with her husband, producer/actor Will Smith, were on Capitol Hill Tuesday urging Congress to step up the fight against human trafficking and slavery in the United States and across the world.
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Pinkett-Smith testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she plans to launch a campaign to raise awareness to a growing epidemic.
The hearing was called to discuss tools to combat trafficking over the next decade.
The actress credited her 11-year-old daughter, Willow, who also accompanied her, with bringing the issue to her attention.
She said human slavery “robs us of the thing we value most, our freedom.”