Senate women to host Human Trafficking Legislative Day at the Capitol on May 2

 

WHO:
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan; Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing; Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton; Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor; former legislators; human trafficking prevention experts and concerned citizens.

WHAT:
The women of the Senate will host the Human Trafficking Legislative Day at the Capitol to raise awareness of the crime and explain the ins and outs of the legislative process. The day will begin with a reception at the Capitol to meet the senators, followed by a panel discussion on the legislative process in the Boji Tower Senate Hearing Room and ending in the hearing room with a viewing of a documentary on domestic human trafficking.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 2
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Senate Hearing Room
Boji Tower, Ground Floor
124 W. Allegan
Lansing, MI

WHY:
Human Trafficking is the world’s second-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry. In Michigan, it is estimated that every month up to 150 girls under the age of 18 are sold into the world of sex trafficking.

Sens. Emmons, Whitmer, Schuitmaker and Warren are coming together in a bipartisan effort to protect Michigan women and children from human trafficking and put an end to the crime.

SCHEDULE:
9:30 a.m. — Public meets the senators in the Capitol and views Senate session.

10:30 a.m. — Continental breakfast and panel discussion in the Boji Tower Senate Hearing Room with former legislators, consultants and various human trafficking prevention experts about how people can effectively be heard as legislation is developed.

Noon — Break for lunch.

1 to 2:30 p.m. — Special viewing of Very Young Girls, a poignant documentary that shows the ugly realities of domestic human trafficking.

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