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July Newsletter 2017

Current Event #1
The first current event we'd like to share with you is titled "Klobuchar Hopes to Curb Sex Trafficking in Transportation." U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced legislation that would ban truck drivers convicted of using a truck in sex trafficking from driving a commercial vehicle. It has bi-partisan support. This article also describes other aspects of the bill as well as other human trafficking bills that have been introduced. Check out the full article here: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2017/07/15/klobuchar-hopes-curb-sex-trafficking-transportation/482104001/
Current Event #2
The second current even we'd like to share with you is titled "Backpage Critics Find Surprise Ammunition in Philippines Raid." It's about how a raid in the Philippines on the headquarters of a firm called Avion yielded documents and information outlining that Backpage (a website often used for sex trafficking through "adult ads") does more than just passively let sex ads be posted. Rather, there were "indications that Backpage uses Avion to drum up business in the sex trade overseas." Check out the full article here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/backpage-critics-find-surprise-ammunition-philippines-raid-n778221
Upcoming: 2017 Walk to End Slavery
Finally, we have a quick announcement. We will be holding our annual Walk to End Slavery downtown in September! Stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting event!
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