January 26 – February 1 has been declared National Human Trafficking Awareness Week in NC by our governor! Click here if you are interested in learning more!
The membership of the Junior League of Charlotte voted in March, 2012 to adopt the following position statement and public stand against human trafficking.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TAKE ACTION?
Youth 4 Abolition, Prevention Program, is reaching out to North Carolina residents asking them to help get NC House Bill 855 – Human Trafficking, considered by the NC Senate Judiciary Committee in the upcoming 2014 Short Session of the NC General Assembly. Click here to read more about HB855.
NC House Bill 855 addresses several important issues dealing with human trafficking. There is strong interest in the sections of HB855 that address the need to get curriculum and training materials in to our high schools and middle schools.
Please contact our local law makers and ask them to consider HB855 in the 2014 Short Session. Below is a list of all the members of the committee to contact. HB855 meets the criteria for consideration under the adjournment criteria.
2014 North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee Members
Senator Thom Goolsby (Rep) – District 9 – New Hanover
Senator E. S. (Buck) Newton (Rep) – District 11 – Johnston, Nash, Wilson
1. Senator Tom Apodaca (Rep) – District 48 – Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania
2. Senator Tamara Barringer (Rep) – District 17 – Wake
3. Senator Dan Blue (Dem) – District 14 – Wake
4. Senator Harry Brown (Rep) – District 6 – Jones, Onslow
5. Senator Daniel G. Clodfelter (Dem) – District 37 – Mecklenburg
6. Senator Kathy Harrington (Rep) – District 43 – Gaston
7. Senator Clark Jenkins (Dem) – District 3 – Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell, Washington
8. Senator Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. (Dem) – District 49 – Buncombe
9. Senator Earline W. Parmon (Dem) – District 32 – Forsyth
10. Senator Bob Rucho (Rep) – District 39 – Mecklenburg
11. Senator Norman W. Sanderson (Rep) – District 2 – Carteret, Craven, Pamlico
12. Senator Dan Soucek (Rep) – District 45 – Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Watauga
13. Senator Josh Stein (Dem) – District 16 – Wake
14. Senator Jerry W. Tillman (Rep) – District 29 – Moore, Randolph
15. Senator Trudy Wade (Rep) – District 27 – Guilford
Reference: NC House Bill 855 – Human Trafficking , unanimously passed in the 2013 NC House and was sent to NC Senate Judiciary Committee on May 16, 2013.