FSPA joins efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking
The Wisconsin region of the Leadership Council of Women Religious recently sent a human trafficking awareness letter to NFL players and leaders. The congregations use this time around the Superbowl as an awareness building opportunity as trafficking activity is high at that event. Efforts will continue and include communication to Superbowl hosts in Indiana.
The letter encourages leaders and players to take action stating: “We feel it is important to draw your attention to the fact that the Super Bowl is a major venue for human trafficking. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller stated on January 5, 2012: ‘There are enormous economic benefits of hosting large sporting events such as the Super Bowl, but the disturbing reality is that such gatherings in other states have drawn criminal rings that traffic young women and children into the commercial sex trade. Our existing statute is inadequate to deter and prosecute these criminals, and so we urge the Legislature to pass the bill to update the law before the big game February 5.’”
1. Spread the word through social media. It’s so easy, Humanity United has already written messages for you for Facebook and Twitter, although you should feel free to write your own.
It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month. RT this message if you think it’s time to #endslavery once + for all.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Spread the word that it's time to #endslavery this Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Pls RT
2. Read Voice of Survivors: Human Trafficking Prevention Month written by a human trafficking survivor.