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Leader Statement on Human Trafficking

The sample statement below can be used by transportation industry leaders to take a stand against human trafficking as an example for their employees and stakeholders:

Human trafficking is one of the greatest atrocities of the 21st century. With as many as 24.9 million men, women and children sold into prostitution, domestic servitude or other forced labor in dark corners around the globe, it may seem like a problem beyond our borders. But the truth is, it’s happening right here in our communities across America.

Those committing this awful crime are using America’s roadways, railways, waterways and skies to traffic victims. We cannot allow our transportation system to be an enabler in such awful acts.

[Insert organization] is joining with our partners across the transportation industry to stop the flow of human trafficking. [Insert organization] is committed not only to preparing our own employees to recognize and report suspected instances, but also to raising awareness among the public. Our message is that human trafficking will not be tolerated.

In addition to joining the transportation sector effort, [insert organization] is taking the following measures:

* [Insert activity/commitment]

* [Insert activity/commitment]

We invite you to join us in the fight to end modern slavery. Learn the basic indicators of human trafficking and be alert when you travel. Your simple act of calling in a tip could save lives and help us move closer to a world without slavery.

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Last updated: Thursday, January 17, 2019