Statement on Human Trafficking Act

NC Values Coalition Backing Human Trafficking Resistance and Rescue Act

for immediate release

“NC Values Coalition supports the Human Trafficking Resistance and Rescue Act, HB 910, which seeks to create a pilot program to offer awareness and resources to end human trafficking. The National Human Trafficking Hotline reports 181 human trafficking cases occurred in North Carolina in 2016, ranking our state among the top 10 states in the nation for trafficking.

Our coalition will continue to create a culture in North Carolina which values all human life, and human trafficking must not be tolerated in our state! By focusing on student awareness and law enforcement training combined with additional shelter and medical resources this pilot program seeks to help lawmakers determine what resources might be needed statewide to combat those who steal the freedom and innocence of our women and children by forcing them into sexual slavery."

– Tami Fitzgerald, NC Values Coalition Executive Director