2020 Legislative Victories, July 30 World Day Against Trafficking & Anti-Trafficking News

Governor signs two anti-trafficking bills The above photo was taken Monday, June 29 at the Hotel/Motel Employee Training Bill signing. Governor Reynolds signed HF 2259 and handed out 20 signing pens. As you can see, we had a great turnout from our NAHT board members, allies, and legislators. Iowa abolitionists owe thanks to Maggie Tinsman…

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Iowa Human Trafficking Bills Pass & NAHT Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery Celebrates 15th Anniversary Today, June 23, The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery will celebrate its 15th anniversary! The Network was founded in 2005 and was Iowa’s first (and remains the only) statewide volunteer organization devoted exclusively to ending human trafficking in all forms. We are…

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June Anti-Trafficking Updates and Request to Contact Your Legislators

Modern-day abolitionists founded the Iowa Network 15 years ago The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery marks its 15th anniversary since it was founded on June 23, 2005. The Network was Iowa’s first and remains the only statewide nonprofit all-volunteer organization devoted exclusively to ending trafficking in all its forms. Our mission is to…

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Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Day on the Hill – Update

Public Awareness Springboard The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery has long advocated for Iowans to learn that this evil crime is an everyday occurrence in our own state. Declaring January 2020 as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” served as a springboard for building public awareness. On Thursday, January 16th Governor…

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Governor Signs Two More Anti-Trafficking Bills and Other Late May News

Anti-Trafficking Outreach Coordinator hired to focus on Labor Trafficking in Iowa Jessie Johnson has been hired as the Outreach Coordinator for the Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Service (TAPS) program with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). A native Iowan, Jessie has extensive experience with victim-centered advocacy and processes. Prior to joining the USCRI,…

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Governor Signs HF731 And Anti-Trafficking Updates From Across Iowa

Governor Signs Important Legislative Bill Great news! Last Wednesday, May 8th, Governor Kim Reynolds signed HF731, the Mandatory Reporter Training and Certification bill. The signing was attended by board members of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. With over 400,000 mandatory reporters in Iowa, the new law strengthens…

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16 Iowa cities join the fight against sex trafficking

Massage ordinances and sex trafficking For nearly two years, the Iowa NAHT Board of Directors has been urging local anti-trafficking coalitions and regional groups to encourage, and local cities to pass, ordinances to crack down on human trafficking and prostitution in Iowa’s illicit massage parlors. The Network has had an increasing concern that some spas…

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