Monday, January 18, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you for coming to Washington's inaugural HTE event in Olympia!

Many who've worked at the Capitol for years said they've never seen an event that well attended, in that room, with only 2 months preparation. I believe this is proof that the movement to stand against human trafficking in our state is spreading like wildfire amongst the grassroots community, not to mention increased awareness with state officials. There were nearly 150 people in attendance with standing room only and 41 out of the 49 legislative districts received "awareness packets" from event attendees. For many who attended, it was their first trip to an event at the Capitol; I commend you for standing up for what you believe and making the necessary sacrifices to get there. Let's keep up the momentum that HTE has set in motion!

The follow up for this event is JUST as important as attending. The following are ways to take action and continue to send the message to our state lawmakers that human trafficking is something you care about and would like them to care about too. Please participate in one or more of the following ways:
1. Contact your legislator and tell them you are deeply concerned about Human Trafficking in Washington State. Ask them to support Sen. Kohl-Welles' bill number 6330 which would permit human trafficking informational posters in rest areas. Visit to find your legislator--it's easy.
2. Stop human trafficking along I-5. Volunteer to hang posters at one or more gas stations along I-5. For instructions:
3. If you delivered legislative packets on Monday, please email and report your name and which district you were assigned so we can assign follow up.
4. Get your churches, civic groups, families and friends to participate and help us make grassroots activation effective.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your participation and on-going investment to end human trafficking. Unified we can make progress.
Very Sincerely,
Deana Berg
Event Organizer
Washington Human Trafficking Engagement Day

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