CAST and Coalition Partners Distribute Anti-Human Trafficking Posters throughout Greater Los Angeles
Members of CAST’s survivor leadership program know first-hand that access to a human-trafficking hotline number can mean the difference between slavery and freedom. So, in 2010, this group of survivors decided to make a human trafficking hotline poster an advocacy priority. With many partners and activists beside them, CAST survivors and staff wrote letters and spoke to legislators in Sacramento.
A year later, CAST became an original co-sponsor of SB 1193: Human Trafficking: Public Posting Requirements, which became a state law in 2012. SB 1193 requires the public posting of the phone numbers of the National Human Trafficking Hotline and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking’s Hotline in mass transit hubs, emergency rooms, bars and other establishments.
Although the law went into effect in April 2013, the work was not done. So, in early 2014 CAST and a coalition of partners launched a grass-roots campaign to implement this law. Together with the National Council of Jewish Women/LA (NCJW), T’ruah. Jewish Labor Committee, Oasis USA and the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, CAST led a series of trainings to prepare volunteers to go out into their communities and distribute the hotline posters.
CAST worked together with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to identify the businesses who must comply with SB 1193. The District Attorney and City Attorney are standing behind this effort and are sending out compliance notices to the required businesses.
List of Resources:
SB 1193 Posters (designed to be printed on 11x17 paper)
Also available upon request from NCJW/LA, which generously funded the printing of the posters.
Executive Director Kay Buck at the Launch of the SB 1193 Implementation Project
Press about the SB1193 Implementation Project:
- February 10, 2014: CBS Los Angeles: Local Businesses to Help Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking
- February 10, 2014: KCAL 9 Los Angeles: Human Trafficking Outreach Project
- February 10, 2014: NBC4 Los Angeles: LA Organization to Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Project
- February 10, 2014: KPCC Radio: Los Angeles Wants Business Owners to Post Anti-Human Trafficking Signs
- February 10, 2014: ABC7 News: Human Trafficking: Los Angeles County Steps Up Awareness