The recent District Governor's conference in Gettysburg, MD featured a presentation made by  Josef Schmidt, CEO of Freedom United, an organization positioned against the elimination of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. This session was of specific relevance to Rotary with whom Joe seeks to establish a partnership. The organization is global in scope, has outstanding private sector partnerships, international reach and influence, and achieved federal legislative changes in selected countries such Uzbekistan, Mauritania, India, the UN and even the US. More detail is contained herein. Learn more about Freedom United organization at