Updates by Meg Scott-Johnson (Kerrville)
Human Trafficking Issue Chair
- Human Trafficking SB 666 (4.18.17)
- Human Trafficking HB 2629 (4.17.17)
- Human Trafficking HB 29 (3/22/17)
- Human Trafficking SB 128 (3/22/17)
Coalitions & Resources
- The Attorney General's website that covers human trafficking
- Human Trafficking Issues and Warning Signs The League of Women Voters-Hill Country developed an online course about issues of human trafficking. It is TEA approved for teachers' continuing education credits. It is free and participants can self-register. If questions or issues with registration please contact me. Registration is verified by clicking a link that is emailed to the participant, and since the email has a link, it is often blocked by SPAM filters. Questions: LWV-Hill Country Leadership Team Member-at-Large Maggie Marsh-Nation, BSIT, MSIDT, R. EEG/EP T., CNIM Alpha eLearning Development & Instructional Design, LLC Independent Training Consultant maggie [at] alphaelearning.com
- Children at Risk serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy.
- National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 help [at] humantraffickinghotline.org
- Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do + helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
- Trafficking in Persons Report from the U.S. State Department
- Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force Report 2012 to the Texas Legislature
The following position was adopted by delegates at the 2014 LWVUS Convention
STATEMENT OF POSITION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING As adopted at the LWVUS 2014 National Convention
The League of Women Voters opposes all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. We consider human trafficking to be a form of modern day slavery and believe that every measure should be taken and every effort should be made through legislation and changes in public policy to prevent human trafficking. Prosecution and penalization of traffickers and abusers should be established, and existing laws should be strictly enforced. Extensive essential services for victims should be applied where needed. Education and awareness programs on human trafficking should be established in our communities and in our schools.