Some news articles, some TV clips, a few coffee break discussions are popping up about human trafficking. Isn’t that a problem found only in the slums of Asia? Unfortunately it’s an issue that is much more prevalent than most of us know, and it affects people everywhere – even cherry cheeked farmers’ daughters in Iowa.
Joining us this Saturday for a discussion about what trafficking is, who it affects, and what we can do about it, will be Velma Veloria, former Washington State legislator, and expert on trafficking, will join us. Ms. Veloria was instrumental in passing HB1175, making Washington the first state in the nation to criminalize trafficking. She’s now working to address corporate responsibility around human trafficking, as well as working with Washington legislators to formulate and pass legislation that would make aspects of human rights offenses covered under Washington law. She authored legislation that created a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on International Trade Policy in the State Legislature. As a former labor organizer, Ms. Veloria has established a track record of for laws and education about family issues across the broader community. In 2011, Ms. Veloria was recognized by the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) with the Women of Courage Award, which is presented to women from diverse backgrounds that have demonstrated courage by taking a stand to further civil rights and equality.
Join us Saturday at 11 to learn more about this significant topic. Call-in with your comments to (646) 378-0430.
And if you miss the live program, you can go to the website and listen to all our archived programs whenever you are able. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways
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