11:24 pm - Thursday December 14, 2017

Human Trafficking Day In Denver

The Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado is calling on
Colorado citizens to participate in “We Are The Change,” a human
trafficking awareness and advocacy day at the state Capitol February
21, 2013. Citizens are encouraged to set appointments at the capitol
for the 21st between 8:30 and 9:00am, asking their representatives to
make the issue of human trafficking a priority during their term.
Citizens are also encouraged to attend all of the day’s events,
especially the West Steps Rally at 12:30pm. More information on how
citizens can play a role in this historic event can be found in the
citizen’s participation guide (attached).

Tamra Farah, event chair, encourages: “citizens of Colorado, to join
us at our Capitol on February 21 to stand together as ‘One Voice for
One Cause’ to see the end of sex and labor trafficking in our own
backyards. If you just have one hour, join us for the West Steps
Rally at 12:30 as law enforcement and other leaders speak out on
behalf of victims of this horrible crime.”

Media is also encouraged to attend all events. The day’s schedule is
as follows:

· 7:30am to 8:30am Legislative Breakfast (breakfast provided for
legislators only)
Old Supreme Court Chambers

o Human Trafficking in Colorado with A.J. Alejano-Steele, Ph.D.,
Chair, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

· 8:30am to 9:00am Citizens make appointments or stop by to
visit with Legislators in their offices.

· 9:00am to 10:30am Human Trafficking Resolution presented in
the House and Senate by the Advocacy Day Legislative Host Committee
members: Sen. John Kefalas and Sen. Steve King, Rep. Beth McCann and
Rep. Amy Stephens, followed by comments from fellow House and Senate

· 11:45am to 12:30pm Legislative Lunch (lunch provided for
legislators only)
Old Supreme Court Chambers

o The Road to the End: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution,
with a panel of experts, moderated by Raj Chohan, of
Baker and Hostetler and former Denver CBS affiliate reporter.

· 12:30pm to 1:15pm West Steps Rally on the west steps of the
Capitol Building, with speeches by Attorney General John Suthers,
Denver Chief of Police Robert White and other public and non-profit
leaders in the anti-trafficking movement, as well as survivors of
human trafficking in Colorado. (Press area will be provided and
clearly marked).

The mission of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado
is to build a collaboration of organizations and individuals to reduce
human suffering caused by human trafficking, through advocacy,
awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors.

For more information on the task force, please visit www.ht-colorado.org

For more information on the event or to schedule an interview, please
contact Media Coordinator, Chelsea Nunnenkamp (303) 564-5816 or
contact Event Chair, Tamra Farah (719) 291-5588



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