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  Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2019
The El Paso Anti Human Trafficking Task Force joins forces with A21, Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas, and Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott to launch bold anti-human trafficking awareness campaign Can You See Me?
This multi-media campaign will highlight the realities of human trafficking in the U.S

Can You See Me? launch event to take place at Jared Jewelers at the Fountains at Farah on November 20 at 10 AM

A new approach in the fight against modern-day slavery launches in El Paso,TX this week, as global anti-human trafficking organization A21, in partnership with the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas and

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, activates a statewide media campaign entitled Can You See Me?.  Designed

to equip the public to recognize indicators of human trafficking and report suspicious behavior to dedicated hotline numbers, the public awareness campaign is anticipated to reach tens of millions of commuters and will run until October 2020.

Can You See Me?, a series of billboards that depict scenarios of the most common forms of human trafficking, will be displayed in public spaces and transportation hubs across more than 70 Texas markets starting fall of 2019. The campaign will urge members of the public who suspect human trafficking activity to call the Polaris National Human Trafficking Hotline and National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.  In addition, First Lady Cecilia Abbott will be featured on radio PSAs educating the public on human trafficking on iHeartRadio stations during the next year.

“This statewide anti-trafficking awareness campaign is one we hope will be replicated by other states across theU.S.andtheworld,”said Christian Elliot, Global Development Director of A21.“We’re grateful to our

partners, the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas and First Lady Cecilia Abbott, who are taking Can You See Me? to the next level in El Paso. We know this global campaign translates to real impact on the ground wherever it runs, and we’ve seen spikes in hotline activity and victims identified and assisted as a direct result.” 

Anyone who suspects human trafficking activity should call the Polaris National Human Trafficking Hotline on 1-888-373-7888 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST

Press launch

Members of the press are invited to attend the campaign launch event, to be held at 10 AM on November 20, 2019 at Jared Jewelers at the Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway W. Blvd, Suite 3100, El Paso, TX 79925. Task Force members and advocates will be available for interview. Please contact see the press contacts below for more information.

El Paso Anti Trafficking Task Force 

The Task Force is a coalition of those who serve trafficking survivors and prevent this crime in our region.  The group consists of El Paso law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, social welfare organizations, healthcare professionals, education professionals, faith based organizations and community stakeholders who work together to combat human trafficking in our region. The group convenes each month to educate the community, identify trafficking victims and work together to build strong networks to serve survivors of labor- and sex trafficking.  We believe that everyone can play a role in eliminating this crime in our region. 

About A21

A21 is a global nonprofit organization determined to eradicate human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare. Currently operating in 12 countries, A21 aims to combat modern-day slavery through a multi-dimensional operational strategy: Reach, Rescue, and Restore. Through partnerships and the efforts of supporters all over the globe, A21 truly believes that a multitude of victims will be identified and assisted, and perpetrators will be brought to justice. A21.org

About Can You See Me?

‘Can You See Me?’ exists to bring awareness of the millions of women, men and children who are currently trapped in slavery across the world. By partnering with law enforcement, governments, businesses and NGOs, A21’s goal is to turn awareness into action. A21.org/CanYouSeeMe

 

Press contact: 

Veronica Lowenberg
West Texas Regional Administrator
Office of the Texas Governor
Child Sex Trafficking Team
915-229-0571
Veronica.Lowenberg@gov.texas.gov 

 
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