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By Assemblywoman Marie Waldron
Special to Valley News 

January to become human trafficking awareness month in California


Last updated 2/19/2019 at 12:11pm

Last month, I introduced House Resolution 7, which is jointly authored with Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-San Bernardino. HR 7 declares January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in California, part of a nationwide effort to combat this growing menace.

A form of modern slavery, human trafficking has grown 842 percent in the United States since 2007. Unfortunately California and Nevada have become the primary location for human trafficking in the western United States. Worldwide, it is a $150 billion per year industry, with 40.3 million victims – 25 percent are children, and 75 p...

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