Phil Baroni spokesman for 'Man Up' campaign


The Coalition LLC (Coalition Fight Music) in association with UFC/Pride FC Legend Phil Baroni have partnered together to launch an International effort/ad campaign highlighting the rising epidemic of Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings (mainly women and children) for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor, a modern-day form of slavery.

The premise of the "Man Up" campaign is to have well known mixed martial artists raising awareness of Human Trafficking/child sexual exploitation occurring here in the U.S. and encouraging the MMA community to "get involved".

Phil Baroni says: "I wanted to do what I could to make a diference, it's the right thing to do. As a professional athlete and at times a public figure, I felt deeply inside that I should Man Up and join the fight against Human Trafficking and help bring awareness to such a horrible crime. It's basically modern day slavery taking place here today in America."

CFM says: "We're honored to be a voice for the voiceless and champions for those who are often overlooked and forgotten. We look forward to making Human Trafficking a thing of the past."

The United States of America is principally a transit and destination country for trafficking in persons. It is estimated that 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. annually. It is estimated that California is amongst the top 3 states in the nation for human trafficking. By its very nature, human trafficking, in all of its forms, is largely hidden from view. This is due in part to the large immigrant communities, within California, which provide for good concealment of a trafficking operation - in many cases, these persons can be hidden in plain sight. Many of these communities are not trusting of law enforcement and tend to maintain cultural norms – some which dictate maintaining silence in the face of illegal enterprise.

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Oddessa site profile image  

3/9/11 8:28 AM by Oddessa


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3/8/11 8:23 PM by TheCoalitionCFM

 ttt CNN is starting to recognize the importance of this and having popular MMA figures help fight human trafficking is a great way to help the community and show what MMA is all about outside the cage.

mr nemo site profile image  

3/6/11 8:22 PM by mr nemo

ttt I'm on it,he's a hard one to track down.

Oddessa site profile image  

3/6/11 3:11 PM by Oddessa


TheCoalitionCFM site profile image  

3/6/11 3:22 AM by TheCoalitionCFM   

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3/5/11 6:15 PM by PhilBaroni

Its a real issue.Its a form of slavery happening right here in America. The Land of the Free.Its as an issue that needs to be recognized and stopped, Case Closed.I was asked to join the fight against human trafficing. So Im Manning Up and doing what I can to bring attention to slavery thats taking place here on US soil. NYBAPhilB

mr nemo site profile image  

3/5/11 4:50 PM by mr nemo

Someone I know has been working in a Chinese restaurant for close to 10 years, documenting as much as they can, plans to write a book/expose on the subject. I'll see if I can catch up with them,get the skinny. Post your email please.

Oddessa site profile image  

3/5/11 11:41 AM by Oddessa

props good cause anyone that knows phil, knows he's a good man with giant heart in and outa ring

zealot66 site profile image  

3/5/11 10:38 AM by zealot66

 One of the problems why these orgs exist is due to lack of manpower to track them down. People wonder why they cant call immigration about the illegal next door and bitch that they wont pick them up. ICE has limited resources, severely undermanned. They focus on the operations that will net them the most bang for their buck. Immigration issues are so far beyond repair that I don't think it will ever be solved. 

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3/5/11 1:47 AM by Squared Circle

 @Mr Nemo Please also PM me the details.