January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Combatting human trafficking has been a priority issue and ongoing concern of the National Federation of Republican Women.
On Wednesday, NFRW President Ann Schockett attended a discussion on ways to strengthen the U.S. response to this modern day form of slavery.
The numbers are shocking. The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline was contacted over 41,000 times and reported nearly 11,000 cases of human trafficking in 2018. The Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline received more than 18.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation.
Fighting human trafficking is a top priority for the Trump Administration, with President Trump dedicating the full resources of his administration toward ending this scourge, led by Ivanka Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr.
Ordinary citizens like the women of the NFRW also can play a pivotal role. This powerful video by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is a call to action. Learn to recognize the warning signs - and when you see something that is a problem, report it. You can save a life.
CAPTION: Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matthew Albence and NFRW President Ann Schockett discuss human trafficking at the Heritage Foundation.