Governor Ricketts Proclaims January As Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 11, 2019 - 12:42pm

Governor Pete Ricketts has signed a proclamation declaring January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Nebraska.


Governor Ricketts was joined by First Lady Susanne Shore and Attorney General Doug Peterson, as well as many state senators and organizations from across the state working to end human trafficking.

Along with new legislation, law enforcement tactics, and social services, Ricketts said the fight against human trafficking begins with every Nebraskan recognizing its symptoms.

“Ending sex trafficking in Nebraska starts with awareness, which is why we’re all here today; to remind people that trafficking is not something that happens someplace else," Ricketts said. "It’s happening right here in our state, and it’s up to all of us to end it.”

First Lady Shore added she hopes Human Trafficking Awareness Month will encourage more people to become educated and alert on the signals of human trafficking, as well as more supportive of trafficking survivors.

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