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Human Trafficking

Goal

The human sex trafficking subcommittee helps inform parish members on human sex trafficking that occurs on a local/state and international level. The human sex trafficking subcommittee encourages parishioners to share information with others and to take actions to work against the spread of human sex trafficking in out area.

Many times we feel helpless as if whatever we are trying to achieve is like climbing a greased wall, going no where fast.  One thing we as Catholics and Christian people do is ask for God’s help through prayer.  Another way to easily help victims and survivors is to urge your legislators in Wisconsin to stop criminalizing minors who are victims of sex trafficking.  Senate Bill 245 and House Bill 185 seek to make a critical change to state law to recognize that children engaged in commercial sex are victims of sex trafficking and not prostitution offenders.  If passed, SB245/AB185 would amend the prostitution statute to be inapplicable to all minors charged with prostitution.

Please contact your legislators and request their support for this legislative package!  Tell them why you believe it’s important to pass the legislation.  If you do not know who your legislators are, please go to this website: legis.wisconsin.gov

We thank you for your participation and help in advance.  If you’d like more information about this ministry, there are many easy ways to help!  Email Deb Schneider at djschneider86@gmail.com

On-Going support

Gifts for the Journey sales of soaps and lotions to support Clare Community and the efforts of the Franciscan Peacemakers will take place before and after all masses on select weekends.  You can also order online by clicking the previous link to Gifts for the Journey.  Below is a homily from Deacon Steve Przedpelski the Executive Director of the Franciscan Peacemakers.

Activities

Monthly Meeting 6pm on the first Wednesday of the month at St James.

News

Demand fuels sex trafficking along I-41

Finding a second chance:  One woman’s sex trafficking ordeal

What can be done

Resources

Anti-Trafficking Coalition of Waukesha County (Facebook Page)

2017 State Report Cards

Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Program

Shared Hope International

Exploit No More

In Our Backyard