I’m tired and a little stressed out. I hadn’t planned on writing anything today but I did get on to read the blogs I follow and read the stories with trafficking tags. I came across a great video put together by MTV EXIT. I honestly haven’t paid much attention to the Exit campaign in the past but this video is really very good. Take the time to watch it:
Also, I reached out to the Polaris Project earlier this week wondering if they knew of any good job/volunteer opportunists here in Texas. The referred me to this great site http://www.idealist.org If your interested in getting involved with any form of charity try checking it out. It seems like a pretty good database so far.
lastly, shared hope is having an event sept 10th:
Online classifieds like Backpage.com, MyRedbook.com and Eros.com are now a primary venue for traffickers to sell sex with minors and for buyers to purchase sex with child victims of trafficking. Classified websites that promote commercial sex acts provide anonymity and accessibility to individuals looking to exploit vulnerable youth. The Feinstein-Kirk Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act (SAVE Act, S. 2536) combats Internet sex trafficking makes it unlawful for a person or business entity to use the Internet to sell, commercially promote, or maintain an adult advertisement(s) with reckless disregard of the fact the adult advertisement(s) facilitates or causes a person under 18 years to engage in a commercial sex act under federal or state law.
Please call in September 10, 2014 at 3 pm EDT / 12 pm PDT
for a National Briefing hosted by Shared Hope International featuring Greg Tosi, Legislative Counsel for U.S. Senator Mark Kirk
to learn more about the SAVE Act and how you can TAKE ACTION.
Click here for a fact sheet on The Feinstein Kirk Save Act from Senator Kirk’s Office. You can read the full bill text here.
Please RSVP to Eliza Reock, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, September 5 for dial-in instructions.