The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking applauds the New Jersey State Senate for their recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Monday, Jan. 11.
The proclamation was presented publicly to the coalition by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Nellie Pou, with a series of statements by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., and Senators Ronald Rice and Diane Allen given afterward. It was noted that through the strong relationship between advocates, service providers, law enforcement officials, and legislators, New Jersey is one of the leading states in anti-human trafficking efforts.
The proclamation states: "The NJ State Senate and General Assembly honor the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking and urge all citizens to participate fittingly in the observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Day…. This Proclamation reaffirms the current work of the NJ Coalition and its members to raise awareness and our pledge as members of a free democratic society to raise awareness of human trafficking, to promote opposition to this horrific crime, to support survivors, and to encourage prevention efforts."Read more
NJJN Staff, New Jersey Jewish News
In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Jan. 11, the NJ Senate and General Assembly jointly issued a proclamation by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto that was presented to the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking in a ceremony at the Statehouse in Trenton by Sweeney and State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-Dist. 35).
Statements were delivered by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Dist. 37), Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. (R-Dist. 21), and Sens. Ronald Rice (D-Dist. 28) and Diane Allen (R-Dist. 7).Read more