An ABC News story on January 2, 2019 reported that about six dozen school buses had made their way through the city of Atlanta, representing the roughly 3,600 children authorities say are sold into sex slavery every year in Georgia alone. Messages about trafficking were displayed on both the sides and tops of each bus.
Kate Brumback, AP reporter said, "State Attorney General Chris Carr and Gov.-elect Brian Kemp were joined by other elected officials and anti-trafficking advocates Wednesday to highlight a campaign called Stop Traffick that aims to raise awareness of child sex trafficking.".
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The buses featuring anti-human-trafficking messages then traveled through the city's streets to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played next month.
Bob Rodgers is president and CEO of Street Grace, an organization that fights child sex trafficking. Rodgers said the goal is to raise awareness and to attack demand by working to remove the anonymity that often surrounds traffickers and buyers."
That's a very visual and creative way to get out the message about child sex trafficking! What ideas do you have that we might do in Whatcom County?
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Cyntoia Brown given clemency
In the 12/30/18 Hope4Justice weekly email we shared information about a petition requesting clemency for Cyntoia Brown. Just a week later, clemency was granted! "Gov. Bill Haslam ordered an early release for Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman and alleged sex trafficking victim serving a life sentence in prison for killing a man when she was 16.