2016 Democratic National Convention

In a primetime slot at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, CAST’s Survivor Coordinator, Ima Matul, spoke earnestly and passionately about her journey as a survivor and the need for Americans to galvanize around the anti-trafficking cause. Fighting human trafficking is a bipartisan commitment that unites us all, and CAST has worked with champions on both sides of the aisle.

"CAST is proud of Ima’s accomplishments and we are inspired by her courage. By telling the story of her labor trafficking to a global audience, we hope her message—and those of other survivor advocates—will influence policymakers around the world," said Stephanie Richard, CAST Policy & Legal Services Director.

Human trafficking has long been a bipartisan issue and CAST has worked with champions on both sides of the aisle. This election season has been divisive, but fighting human trafficking is a bipartisan commitment that unites us all.