4/27/11 Declared "Human Trafficking Advocacy Day" at the Capitol

April 27, 2011 Austin, TX - Sen. Leticia van De Putte declared yesterday, April 27, 2011, Human Trafficking Advocacy Day at the capitol as individuals and organizations from across Texas gathered on the south steps of the capitol to rally against human trafficking.

In addition to hearing from Sen. Van De Putte, a political leader in advocating against trafficking, Attorney General Greg Abbott also spoke on the issue. We also had the opportunity to hear from the President and CEO of Children at Risk, Dr. Robert Sanborn, on the issue.

Attorney General Greg Abbott and Sen. Leticia Van De Putte

Speakers emphasized that trafficking is a $32 billion dollar industry, permeating every state in our country.

The host of the rally was CHILDREN AT RISK - "a nonprofit organization that drives change for children through research, education and influencing public policy."

Another step towards putting a complete end to slavery, in our state and across the world. As many of the speakers said on the steps of the capitol, "Texas is no longer open for business."

Freedom Youth Foundation at HT Advocacy Day -
President & CEO, Saul Castellanos, Vickie Ernst of our Advisory Board and Nilda Castellanos of our Board of Directors.