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Paying It Forward

Already swamped in the pressures and workload junior year demands, Ellen Lee and Hana Pham found the time to create their club Pay It Forward at Roosevelt High School. While addressing an array of different issues, this club’s purpose was sparked with a passion to get the conversation about human trafficking started with their peers in school.    In Hana’s…

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Not Just Seeking Change but Creating It 

Sheridan Moore, an 18-year-old Girl Scout from Snohomish County, is an incredible example of the power youth can have in their community. Using perseverance and unparalleled grit to fight an overlooked and unnoticed global issue, Sheridan highlights the root cause of labor trafficking and has found a way to educate the community and foster sustainable change.    Known for her…

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Standing Strong Against Trafficking

Given its international border with Canada, large stretches of agricultural land, coastal ports, and vulnerable populations with income disparities, a huge network for trafficking people for sex and labor has developed in Washington State. However, Washington is also one of the leading advocates in dismantling this illicit industry, as it was the first state to pass an anti-trafficking law at…

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Press Release from Seattle City Attorney on Aurora Buyer Arrests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Mills, Communications Director Seattle City Attorney’s Office (206) 684-8602 Sex buyers facing criminal charges from SPD operation on Aurora Avenue The City Attorney’s Office will soon review cases for charges of Sexual Exploitation arising from an operation by the Seattle Police Department’s Vice and High-Risk Victims Unit that targeted sex…

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Health care takes on the fight against trafficking

“One report finds as many as 88 percent of sex trafficking victims end up in ERs and clinics at some point while being held.” Last week NPR Market Place did a three part segment on human trafficking and health care-and discovered how hospitals can be the first line of defense. http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/02/health-care/health-care-takes-fight-against-trafficking

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How Trade Agreements Create Vulnerable Communities

Global trade agreements create sweatshop working conditions around the world while undermining the US Economy. These trade agreements reamin firmly in place despite the fact that the majority of US citizens are aware that trade agreements such as NAFTA, have had a negative impact on the economy. With trade agreements such as NAFTA and the upcoming TPP, corporations are allowed to move their…

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Shopping Slavery Free

Tuesday August 13th we were privileged to talk to a panel of great people about ways we can fight slavery simply with our buying decisions. Eli Penberthy is the associate editor of PCC’s Sound Consumer. She was kind enough to bring this panel together and speak to us about PCC markets, a chain who only sells ethically sourced chocolate. If…

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