H.Res.158 - Encouraging the people of the United States, particularly the youth of the United States, to observe the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade and remember the life and legacy of William Wilberforce, a member of the British House of Commons who devoted his life to the suppression and abolition of the institution of slavery, and to work for the protection of human rights throughout the world.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] (Introduced 02/13/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/01/2007 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.|
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Summary: H.Res.158 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (05/01/2007)
Observes the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade.
Commends to the people of the United States the example of William Wilberforce and his commitment to each person's human dignity, value, and freedom.
Encourages the people of the United States, particularly the youth, to: (1) observe the anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade; (2) reflect on Mr. Wilberforce's dedication to the fight against slavery and his commitment to society's neediest; (3) recognize the value of every person; and (4) form high school clubs and groups working against modern day slavery and the trafficking of persons.
Condemns all forms of human trafficking and slavery.