Asbury Park Press stop your ads that can support Human Trafficking
  • Petitioned Sarah Griesemer

This petition was delivered to:

Sarah Griesemer
Bill Zapcic
Debbie Mura
Gary Schoening
President & Publisher
Thomas M. Donovan
Roya Rafei
Thomas Dunphy
Bill Ditty
Bob Williams
Diana Fasanella
Glenn Polyn
Joseph Cacchioli
John Schoonejongen
Pat McDaniel
Dennis Carmody
Sally Pakutka
Terri Needham
Linda Reddington
Magdeline Bassett
VP advertising
Karen Guarasi
Annette Kearney

Asbury Park Press stop your ads that can support Human Trafficking

    1. Andrew A
    2. Petition by

      Andrew A

      Wall, NJ

Tens of thousands of women and children are trafficked into and around the US each year. Many will be prostituted with little hope of rescue. Every day these individuals are sold in classified ads in newspapers and online under the headings of Massage and Escort Services. Recently Craig's List shut down their Adult Services listings. Several major newspapers have also taken this great step.  The Asbury Park Press is a newspaper in Central New Jersey. It is owned by Gannett, an international media and marketing company. We are asking The Asbury Park Press to end the potential for their involvement in Human Trafficking and to shut down the Massage and Escort advertising in their publication.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Asbury Park Press Censors Anti-Trafficking Messages, Not Sex Ads

      Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      In New Jersey, a group of activists have launched a campaign inspiring hundreds of members to help them pressure their local newspaper, the Asbury Park Press, to stop advertising for escort services and massage parlors. The APP's response...

    3. New Jerseyans Take on Massage Parlor Ads in Asbury Park Press

      Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Two months ago, the Washington Post announced they would no longer advertise for massage parlors and related services that are often fronts for brothels containing sex trafficking victims. The decision came after thousands of members and...


    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Reifsnyder VANDALIA, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you to whomever is organizing this petition. I've been curious if the alt. classifieds, which are found in the back pages of the community newspaper which is distributed freely at all our public libraries in the Miami Valley (Dayton Ohio), also contribute to human trafficking. I contacted the local police (two times) for their opinion, but have not had any return call. These ads include massage clubs, showclubs, adult help wanted ads for dancers, and chat line numbers for "sexy connections". Do you have information to share which shows these ads contribute to the growth of the child sex trade? If so, I would appreciate your help.

      Thank you,

      Mary Reifsnyder

    • Lora Bailey VERMILION, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Allowing a crime to happen, is bad enough . Advertising it, should be a crime!!


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