Save Sara: A Campaign to Free Sara Kruzan is an action-based initiative founded by Elizabeth O’Hara in 2011. The campaign lobbies for the release of Kruzan, a California sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to life in prison for killing her pimp in 1994. Save Sara was initiated by the need for an activist-oriented platform at this crucial time in Sara’s life. Its online home is at SaveSara.com, which also functions to promote Sara’s freedom in the real world, as all printable media including flyers, business cards and posters available on the site are encouraged to be downloaded, shared and printed. Save Sara is user-friendly and is easy to navigate for supporters who want to take immediate action.
In the fall of 2011, I started the Faces for Sara Kruzan photo petition, which is a collective movement to gain exposure to Sara’s case through visual media of her supporters by using the power of a picture to send your message of support. While signing the Change.org petition or any other text-based petition is very helpful, there is a significant personalization that comes from a supporter looking into the camera with their name and statement that words alone cannot achieve. To be one of the Faces for Sara Kruzan, email me a photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your full name and an optional statement.
Not only is there a deeper resonance with the public when visuals are involved, but Sara herself has been greatly moved by the people in the Faces petition. It is a multi-purpose contribution because it will help a sex trafficking victim in prison feel hopeful and close to the people on her side. The Faces for Sara Kruzan petition includes anti-human trafficking leaders such as Rachel Lloyd, founder of GEMS; Daphne Phung and Mark Fisher, co-founders of California Against Slavery (CAS); Kevin Bales of Free the Slaves; Nikki Junker of With More Than Purpose Abolitionist Movement; Steve Graham, leader in Sara’s 2011 commutation and CEO of ACT; and Sara’s loving and supportive family, including aunts Anne Rogan and Cecilia Swiney, and cousin Ilona Chambers. The campaign for Sara’s freedom has also been supported by Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith.
Founder of Save Sara: A Campaign to Free Sara Kruzan
Quick links to pages on SaveSara.com:
- Downloads & Media are available to garner support and outreach for Sara’s release
- Sara’s Video Interview shows Sara’s only interview with Human Rights Watch
- Sara’s Case Summary details Sara’s legal abstract
- Change.org Petition: Sign to petition for Sara’s release here!
- Letter to Governor Brown: Endorse a pre-written letter to the Governor here
- Faces for Sara Kruzan showcases the visual petition gallery and also gives simple, easy instructions for your participation in the petition
- More Sara Links & Press
Additional Sara Kruzan coverage by the Abolish Slavery Coalition:
- Life After Jail: Child sex trafficking victim Sara Kruzan’s future plans
- Sara Kruzan sentence reduced; eligible for parole this year
- Breaking News: Sara Kruzan hearing postponed
- Settlement reached for child sex trafficking victim Sara Kruzan
- Exclusive Interview: Sex trafficking victim Sara Kruzan’s family speaks out