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CTA Joins Movement to #BringBackOurGirls

Bring Back Our GirlsEarlier today, the CTA Board of Directors joined the worldwide #BringBackOurGirls movement and sent a letter to President Obama asking him to do everything in his power to rescue the more than 200 school girls who were kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria and risk becoming victims of human trafficking.

According to news reports, the Nigerian government has been slow in its response since the militant group Boko Haram stormed a school and kidnapped the girls, who were there to take exams despite cultural pressures and threats from the militant group. Earlier this month a Boko Haram leader threatened to “sell” the girls.

"At a time when there is so much advancement in our society, it’s almost inconceivable that families should have to worry about their little girls being kidnapped while attending school," said CTA President Dean Vogel in the letter to President Obama. "The U.S. cannot continue to turn a blind eye. We encourage you to use the bully pulpit of your office to demand the girls’ release and to help educate the world so no child fears getting an education or walking down the street."

 Read the letter 

 Sign the petition

 Like the #BringBackOurGirls Facebook page

Bring Back Our Girls

Bring Back Our Girls

Bring Back Our Girls

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