Around 50 people came out on Wednesday, January 26th to discuss with their legislators the need for stronger legislation in Virginia against human trafficking. There were nine bills supported, including changing the language of abduction codes to include more trafficking cases, developing a social services plan for survivors of trafficking, and requiring the posting of the national human trafficking hotline phone number in all adult entertainment venues. Several attendees also participated in committee hearings in support of two of the bills.
We are happy to announce that half of the bills lobbied for have passed! Thank you so much for all of those who were able to attend and for those praying for us all day! If you would like more updates on VA human trafficking legislation please visit polarisproject.org.