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Press Release: NGOs, Law Enforcement, & Organizations Stand with Sheriff Tom Dart in Backpage.com Lawsuit

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20 Aug Press Release: NGOs, Law Enforcement, & Organizations Stand with Sheriff Tom Dart in Backpage.com Lawsuit

PRESS RELEASE 

NGOs, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS STAND WITH SHERIFF TOM DART IN HIS REQUEST TO CARD COMPANIES TO FIGHT TRAFFICKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: media(at)thegentlemensposse.com

Los Angeles – August 20, 2015:  Upon news that U.S. District Judge John Tharp granted a restraining order against Sheriff Tom Dart of the Cook County Police Department, who has been covered by human rights advocates such as Nicholas Kristof, for efforts in curbing trafficking, the following national leadership feel it extremely important to support a Sheriff who works to find predators, protects trafficking victims, and who reaches out to corporations, such as Visa and MasterCard, for the purpose of getting their support in his efforts limiting services that could aid in human trafficking.

Credit card companies naturally should be preventing any processing where trafficking is or has been found, along with other companies that could be contributing to the increase of trafficking through the use of products or services.  Companies especially have a role in doing what they can, to prevent trafficking and in discontinuing the use of services associated with illegally trafficking the innocent. Illegal activity curbing and human trafficking prevention, have no connection to censorship, or in curtailing profits for legitimate business transactions.

Sheriff Tom Dart is applauded and supported by the following groups, and leaders, who stand with him in his request to companies, in efforts to fight trafficking, and also call on additional companies whose offerings can be or are being used to aid traffickers in the crime of sex trafficking, including online boards, websites, payment processors, Bitcoin, Internet service providers, search engines, technology and hospitality companies, and many more, to do the same.

 

TED BAEHR, PUBLISHER

MOVIEGUIDE®

 

JODY CONOPHY

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CULTURE REFRAMED

 

DAVID FOWLER

PRESIDENT

THE FAMILY ACTION COUNCIL OF TENNESSEE, INC.

 

DAWN HAWKINS

VICE PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NATIONAL CENTER ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

 

DONNA M. HUGHES

PROFESSOR & CARLSON ENDOWED CHAIR IN WOMEN’S STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

CO-FOUNDER, CITIZENS AGAINST TRAFFICKING

 

LIEUTENANT OSCAR MEJIA

PRESIDENT

NATIONAL LATINO PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION – NORTH LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHAPTER

 

MICHELE MOREK

DIRECTOR

UNANIMA INTERNATIONAL

 

PENNY NANCE

CEO & PRESIDENT

CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA

 

TONY NASSIF

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

PREVENTING ABUSE FOUNDATION

 

ANN SCHOLZ, SSND

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR SOCIAL MISSION

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS

 

TIFFANY VAUGHN

CHIEF LIBERATION OFFICER

THE GENTLEMEN’S POSSE

 

ANTOINETTE WELCH

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

THE HANNAH PROJECT

 

YVONNE WILLIAMS

PRESIDENT

NETWORK FOR CULTURAL CHANGE

 

 

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