WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 29, 2018) -- U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R- Tenn.) invited the multi-platinum, award winning singer, wife, and mother of three daughters, Natalie Grant, to testify at a senate hearing on progress in the global fight to end modern day slavery. She appeared as a witness in the hearing as the co-founder of the non-profit organization Hope For Justice, and shared her compelling and heart-felt testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Her full testimony can be seen HERE.
Grant’s compassionate and convincing testimony came straight from the heart. It is her mission to use her platform as a public figure to shine a light on the more than 20 million trapped in modern day slavery. Fourteen years ago, Grant was watching a drama series on television that literally changed her life. An episode of Law & Order featured the subject matter of human trafficking and it propelled Grant into action. Fast forward to 2018, and Hope For Justice, which helped over 37,000 children last year alone, has grown to include 22 locations with 8 offices spanning 4 continents, and is making true impact in the global fight.
During her testimony Grant recognized that she does have the power of a voice and said, ”It’s not up to us to do everything. But every one of us must do something.” She recognized that this issue demands her attention and commitment, and she challenged the Senate Committee by declaring it also demands the same from them. Grant said, “I commit my life to Proverbs 31:8 which says, ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Ensure justice for those being crushed.’ I have seen those who are crushed, and I say that together we must do whatever it takes to give them justice.”
In 2015, Corker proposed a bold, bi-partisan initiative to end modern slavery worldwide that became law in 2016, and now operates as the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS).
Grant embarks today on the Celebrate Christmas Tour with Danny Gokey with a sold out show in Dayton, OH. More information can be found at nataliegrant.com
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About Natalie Grant:
Seven-time GRAMMY® nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful and soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics and passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, “Awaken.” With nearly four million in career sales, The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year five times and she has had multiple number 1’s on the Billboard singles and albums charts, including her most recent record titled, “Be One.”
More than just music and awards, Grant has used her platform as an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She cofounded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. The organization now has eight offices and 22 locations spanning 10 countries and four continents.
In addition to her philanthropic efforts and impactful music career, Natalie is the author of several books, including a books series for tween girls titled, “Glimmer Girls.” Her fashion and jewelry line, NG by Natalie Grant, has also seen great success.
About Hope For Justice:
Hope for Justice is an anti-trafficking organization working across four continents with more than 20 locations. It's specialist teams are working on the front-lines to bring an end to human trafficking and modern-day slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. More information can be found at hopeforjustice.org