‘Colorado is no exception to human trafficking,’ says Colo. Senate President, Morgan Carroll

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Participants at Restoration Project International Concert in Aurora. Saturday, July 26Africa Agenda

Participants at Restoration Project International Concert in Aurora. Saturday, July 26

The issue of human and sex trafficking is wide spread and has lots of consequences. That’s according to Senator Morgan Carroll who is President of the Colorado Senate. Carroll made the statement on Saturday, July 26 while speaking at a fundraising concert to combat human trafficking.

The event was organized by Denver-based non-profit Restoration Project International and held at Kingdom Connection Christian Church in Aurora. There is a link between human trafficking and sexual exploitation,’ according Restoration Project International.

In highlighting the problem through its website and community education efforts in Colorado, among other things, the organization tracts and monitors trafficking activities stemming from countries that have experienced war, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Darfur region of South Sudan.

In her speech on the subject, Carroll, a democrat representing state district 29, said there is plenty of interest from law makers in Colorado to deal with the issue across state lines and around the world. She referenced senate bill HB14-1273 recently passed by the Colorado General Assembly and signed by the governor.

The bill forbids any human trafficking activity in the state. The bill also resulted in the creation of what is now called the Colorado Human Trafficking Council, whose role is to bring together community and state-wide leadership to collaborate on the issue, provide services as well as the prosecution of human traffickers.

While this is a global issue, Carroll said the bill was drafted thanks to plenty of input from non-profit organizations that are fighting the issue, including Restoration Project International.

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