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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2019 Anti-human-trafficking Iowa Legislation

Greetings to the NAHT Blog subscribers. There are 18 human trafficking related bills before the 2019 Iowa Legislature. Angela Davis and Maggie Tinsman, NAHT Legislative Committee co-chairs, have been doing a great job registering the Network’s position on each bill, attending hearings, and building rapport with legislators. We want to call your attention to 4…

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Governor’s Proclamation Signing a Springboard for Building Public Awareness

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 2019 as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month” served as a springboard for building public awareness. On Thursday, January 17th Governor…

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January 2019 Anti-Trafficking major events and trainings

January 17th Governor’s proclamation signing for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month It’s my privilege to write to you at the start of 2019 and to announce major events to launch Iowa’s observance of “Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month”. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Iowans used to think of slavery…

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Spring 2018 Anti-Trafficking News

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news both here in Iowa and around the country. Today’s blog post will help to keep you up to date. If you have anti-trafficking news, events, trainings, meetings, or resources to share across Iowa, please send to gbelitsos55@gmail.com. Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids is the first hospital…

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National and Iowa Anti-Trafficking News: Updated

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news both here in Iowa and around the country. Today’s blog post will help to keep you up to date. If you have anti-trafficking news, events, trainings, meetings, or resources to share across Iowa, please send to gbelitsos55@gmail.com. Over 20 direct service providers attended the recent meeting…

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Update on Iowa Anti-Trafficking Legislation and a big success in the U.S. Congress

Iowa 2018 legislation update Disappointing news from the Iowa Statehouse. We began the 2018 legislative session with ten anti-trafficking bills in January. The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking endorsed all of these 10 bills as follows; SF 2300 for a study group on Mandatory Reporter Training improvements including the addition of human trafficking. (Charles Schneider…

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Successful Anti-Trafficking Day on the Hill

Yesterday’s Anti-Trafficking Day on the Hill was a great success. We thank the 100+ allies of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery for their active participation. For those of you who were unable to attend, I thought I would share the governor’s comments just before signing the proclamation declaring January “Slavery and Human…

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2018 Anti-Trafficking Legislative Agenda

The 2018 Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday, January 8th and the Iowa Network and its allies are preparing to educate Iowa legislators about needed anti-trafficking legislation. All blog post subscribers, anti-trafficking coalitions and local city task forces are invited to join the NAHT for our Anti-Trafficking Day on the Hill at the State Capitol…

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