Party Conventions Could Mean A Surge In Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is an issue at any big event, so advocates are pushing for education before and during the Republican and Democratic conventions.By Melissa Prax | July 22, 2016
"It's really going to take us all a long time to end the demand and have a world free of slavery," said Anne Victory, education coordinator for the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking.
Anti-trafficking advocates and the GOP share a common goal: They want people to be aware of red flags at hotels and in communities.
"What our goals have been are what our goals have been all along — to raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking, and we know that with any large event, there may be an uptick. It's not just because of the convention; this is happening 365, all days," Victory said.