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Mayor McGinn and County Councilmember Dunn announce anti-trafficking campaign

Mayor McGinn and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn today unveiled a campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking taking place in our community. They were joined by representatives from Clear Channel Outdoor, who donated $94,000 in advertising space, and Clear Channel Entertainment+Media, who donated $88,000 of air time for anti-trafficking public service announcements.

“Hundreds of people, many of them underage, are trafficked in our region each year for sex, manual labor, domestic labor and more,” said Mayor Mike McGinn. “This is not something from history, or something that only happens in other countries – this is reality for many people in our community. We hope this campaign will help build awareness and connect victims to resources and assistance.”

Clear Channel Outdoor has donated billboards in English, Vietnamese and Korean. The ads displayed give common examples of human trafficking and direct victims to the national human trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888. The ads also ask the public to get involved by visiting kingcounty.gov/humantrafficking to learn more.

“Victims of human trafficking come to our area from all over the world; some are even victimized here at home” said King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn. “It’s essential that this message goes out in as many languages as possible, so thank you Clear Channel for helping us make this a reality.”

Clear Channel Media+Entertainment is donating in airtime for anti-trafficking public service announcements on stations like KUBE 93.3 FM, 106.1 KISS FM, KJR 95.7 FM, The Brew 104.9 FM, Sports Radio 950 KJR AM and KHHO 850 AM.

“Human trafficking is a despicable global problem that is even affecting women and children here in King County so Clear Channel Outdoor is proud to support the city of Seattle in its new initiative to make people aware of this issue and help eradicate this problem from the Seattle and Western Washington area,” said Pam Guinn, President of Clear Channel Outdoor – Seattle/Tacoma.

“Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in Seattle is pleased to join the City of Seattle and Clear Channel Outdoor to raise community awareness of the human-trafficking issue in Washington State” said Lisa Decker, President of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Seattle. “In 2013, we will support the campaign messaging with over 400 public service announcements airing across all six of our local radio stations.”

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Comments

Comment from Linda Morin
Time January 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I applaud this effort. I just hope the Seattle Police are behind you. So may see this as victimless crime. I just do not have much confindence in the Police actually doing something about this.. Are there reports that are available in arrests and prosecutions. We can fight 2 wars at once and still no stop this trafficing from happening. What can we do as ordinary citizens.

Comment from Stephanie
Time January 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

This campaign was put together by King County and by donations through New York City Mayor’s office. Where is the recognition of their effforts to put this together.

Comment from irrelevent
Time January 31, 2013 at 3:08 pm

No cop initiative just special interest favors to Print shop and CLear channel billboards . B.S> attempt to stop evil pushers and pimps allover seattle cops drive ride by ev ery day

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Comment from Will Murray
Time February 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

We see prostitution and human trafficking on a daily basis in North Seattle and I’m glad we have a new number to call. When we called 911 to report juvenile prostitution on 143rd and Aurora the operator actually told me it’s a low priority and that was after I asked if the Patrol Car on the same block could respond. Maybe the DOJ can investigate why prostitution happens on a daily basis and the Police Cars drive the other way?

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