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Amy Sobel

Vice President, Anti-Trafficking Campaign and Senior Advisor to the CEO and COO

Amy Sobel provides leadership and strategic guidance in advancing its mission and the organization’s priority campaigns. She is currently leading an initiative to dismantle the business of human trafficking. She previously served as Human Rights First’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Director.

Before joining Human Rights First, Amy was Managing Director of the Women’s Campaign Fund, a bi-partisan political organization dedicated to electing women to political office at all levels, and worked as a Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of State focused on media and congressional relations for the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. Earlier in her career, Amy ran the Washington office of Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies and served as a Legislative Aide for Congressman Harley Staggers, Jr.

Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s degree in multicultural education from Eastern University. Amy was also a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University and in January 2016 was named one of the Top Non Profit Innovators in the Washington, D.C. Region.

July 20, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of the Human Trafficking Accountability Act, introduced by Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Ann Wagner (R-MO), that would...
June 07, 2017
Washington, DC—Human Rights First welcomes today’s introduction of The Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 in the Senate. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Cornyn (R-TX),...
June 06, 2016
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged President Obama to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen his country’s anti-trafficking laws and promote consistent...
December 18, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. Yet in the world today there are an estimated 20.9 million people...