Congressman Richard Hudson sponsored the Freedom Requires Action event at the United States Capitol on January 28th, 2020 in partnership with Safe House Project because he understands that we have made a lot of progress, but there is still more we can do protect our children and serve those who have been victims of sex trafficking in America.
"Human trafficking is not a simple problem, and there is not an easy solution. However, I am encouraged that we can all do our part to put an end to this atrocity. Today, whether a business person, community leader or concerned citizen, each person in attendance will be equipped with an understanding of this issue on a deeper level and action steps you can personally take to be part of the solution.
Now – how many of you are looking forward to this weekend’s super bowl?
Did you know, every year, as many of us meet with friends and family to watch the Super Bowl, there is a completely different and horrific meeting taking place? Human traffickers use this widely attended event to exploit adults and children alike—some as young as 13—to be forced into modern-day slavery. During the 2014 Super Bowl, more than 45 individuals were arrested for human trafficking and law enforcement officers rescued 16 child victims.