Victims' Rights Caucus

Speeches

Mr. Speaker,

Modern day slavery of children will not end without public awareness.

So in conjunction with the Polaris Project and Cindy McCain, Clear Channel is donating billboard space around Phoenix to inform the people of Arizona about the despicable crime of human trafficking.

Human trafficking increases around major sporting events such as the Super Bowl. New Jersey is getting ready for this year’s Super Bowl by doing all they can to fight human trafficking. Arizona is working to bring awareness a year before their Super Bowl.

Human sex slavery happens right here in America. Until we acknowledge the fact that young girls are being sold on the streets, this despicable crime will continue.

I commend Clear Channel and activists and organizations, like Cindy McCain and the Polaris Project, in their fight against human trafficking.

We need to rescue the victims and put the salve traders and their cohorts in crime, the child-abusing consumers, behind bars.

And that’s just the way it is.