Way to go Siouxland, Scott County, and Bettendorf!

Last week we posted a draft proclamation for local use in order to promote Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month. We also asked for feedback on what you are doing in your local community and region. Bernadette Rixner provided me with this progress report from the Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking (see page 1). Wow! They are role models for the rest of us in Iowa. I also included (see pages 2 and 3) an impressive 2016 Activities report. Again, impressive.

We heard from Maggie Tinsman that on January 12th at 5:00 pm, Scott County Board of Supervisors will issue the Proclamation of January as Human Trafficking Awareness month and on January 17th at 7:00 pm, the City of Bettendorf, Iowa will issue the Proclamation of January as Human Trafficking Awareness month. Wonderful!

Let’s hear from other local and regional groups on what you are doing to celebrate and mark Trafficking Prevention and Awareness month.