Target: The government of Georgia
Goal: Do not allow human trafficking to continue in Georgia
Georgia has one of the highest instances of sexual trafficking in the United States; the majority of these dealings happen in public areas such as motels and hotels. Yet proprietors of these establishments turn a blind eye the majority of the time. The state of Georgia must create laws that more effectively prevent human trafficking from going on in these public places.
Human Trafficking, though more widely known of in countries abroad, is a large problem in the United States. In Georgia alone, it is estimated approximately 400-500 people are involved human trafficking each month; 300,000 children are trafficked within in the United States each year, and 18,000 people are brought into the country annually. Lawmakers must help lower these statistics and stop of human trafficking completely — such numbers are unacceptable.
By signing the petition below, you will help urge the state government of Georgia to draft more efficient laws to stop human trafficking in public establishments.
Dear Governor Deal,
Georgia has one of the highest instances of human trafficking out of any other state in the United States. Many of these trafficking deals are done in public areas such as motels or hotels, where management turns a blind eye. More efficient laws to stop human trafficking in public places must be enacted to help fix this problem.
In the United States each year, 18,000 people are trafficked into the country and 300,000 children are trafficked within it. In the state of Georgia alone, 400-500 people are victims of human trafficking each month. While the problem of human trafficking is more known as an issue abroad, it still remains a huge problem in the United States. Government officials need to start addressing this issue and create appropriate legislation to put a stop to it.
Please take action to create laws which more effectively stop human trafficking in public places.
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