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Human Trafficking Awareness Month Proclamation

The full King County Council with proclamation recipient Judge Regina Cahan, also joined by Kelly Mangiaracina and Sarah Reyneveld.

Proclaiming January 2020 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month

This week Councilmember Kohl-Welles and I formally proclaimed January 2020 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, building on our efforts to bring awareness to a tragedy that often goes unseen. 

To best fight human trafficking, we need to enlist the help of the greater community—who, armed with the correct knowledge, can identify signs of trafficking and act quickly. That’s why I recently sponsored legislation to provide human trafficking awareness to Uber, Lyft, and other for-hire drivers. This training will be implemented in a few months across King County.

Judge Regina Cahan, chair of King County’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Task Force, accepted the proclamation. I’m grateful for her leadership in bringing justice to exploited youth. She was joined by her CSEC colleague Kelly Mangiaracina and Sarah Reyneveld, chair of King County’s Women’s Advisory Board.