- Obama administration prioritized fighting human trafficking, say Susan Coppedge and Amy Pope
- Combating the crime is truly a bipartisan issue, they say
Susan Coppedge is the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State. Amy Pope is the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President at National Security Council, The White House. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
(CNN)President Obama has declared this January "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month," marking the United States' commitment to end human trafficking -- one of the most important human rights causes of our time.