I'm Blake; I'm a member of 61 Strong. I'm 8 years old, and I'm writing this blog post because I really hate slavery, and I want to do everything I can to stop it.
Did you know that some of the chocolate that we eat is made by slaves? For example: Hershey's, Reeses, Snickers, Twix, M&Ms... many of my favorites! Most of the slavery is happening other places like Africa. Sometimes the slaves are brutally beaten, and they use little, innocent kids. It makes me so mad, so I want to do everything I can to help them.
Some of the ways for you to help stop slavery is for you to stop eating their candy and start speaking out saying, "I'm not going to eat your candy unless you stop slavery." I'm going to start writing strongly worded letters to the slave companies letting them know I won't eat their chocolate until they stop using slaves, and I'm going to make lots and lots of blog posts so people know what's going on, and I'm going to tell my friends. I am going to buy chocolate that doesn't use slaves, like Newman's Own and other fair-trade certified brands. Here is a list of other slave-free chocolate: http://www.foodispower.org/chocolatelist.htm.
You can find out about slave-free products by checking out the website http://www.betterworldshopper.com/.