The Los Angeles-based rock band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, has joining Not For Sale to raise awareness and funds in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
Not For Sale began partnering with bands this January to raise funds, awareness, and action around the issue of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. It’s a platform that ties a common experience for everyone (music), with a cause that is fighting a major problem in our world. Previous campaigns featured the Plain White T’s, Tenth Avenue North, Third Day, Enation, and The Wrecking.
Through the campaign, Not For Sale has raised over $32,000 this year. Not For Sale collaborates with the musical artists to design and sell limited edition T-shirts that are sold on tour and also on www.NotForSaleStore.org. Proceeds from the BRMC campaign will help Not For Sale create programs that encourage economic development and provide job and artisan skills training for vulnerable communities around the world. In addition, the limited edition shirts are ethically produced at Not For Sale’s partner factory in El Salvador that employs and equips human trafficking survivors and individuals at risk of exploitation.
The band said, “We’ve been a big supporter of Not For Sale for a long time now. They’ve given us a way to take direct action against the issue of exploitation and human trafficking.” Their song, Conscious Killer, was recently featured in a Miller Lite commercial with all of the royalties going to Not For Sale.
Campaign Director Jill Morris said, “We are excited to partner with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and their fans this month. We love their music, but we also love their stance on ending slavery. From start to finish, the band’s campaign will prevent exploitation, protect freedom and dignity, and educate others on human trafficking. At Not For Sale, we know that if all of us work together, we can end slavery in our lifetime. Thanks to BRMC and their fans we can get a little bit closer to accomplishing that goal.”
To date, nearly $6,000 have been raised through this campaign with BRMC. These limited edition shirts are being sold until October 6. Click here to purchase your own.