Ask the Super Bowl Host Committee to Stand Up and Protect Children
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Ask the Super Bowl Host Committee to Stand Up and Protect Children

    1. Melissa Snow
    2. Petition by

      Melissa Snow

      Washington, DC

The trafficking of children for sale at the Super Bowl is well documented.  Texas Attorney General Abbott is taking a stand and has prepared a task force to identify and respond to traffickers who plan to sell children at the Super Bowl.  However, it is not enough to expect law enforcement and victim advocates to bear the entire burden of responding to this issue, which is expected to include many victims.  In support of the efforts of the task force, we are requesting the Super Bowl Host Committee embrace a proactive approach with community members by endorsing the “I’m Not buying It” campaign, which would raise awareness and deter the buying of children during the Super Bowl. 

As evidenced by the tremendous amount of work and money the Host Committee has channeled into Slant 45, clearly improving the lives of children is a priority. Countless children in the DFW region have benefitted by the commitment and opportunities provided by this program.

However, the children trafficked to DFW to meet the demand of the Super Bowl are being left to fend for themselves.  According to the Dallas Police Department children exploited through sex trafficking have an average life expectancy is just seven short years. The average age a child is tricked and trapped in sexual slavery is just 13 years old.  These children are beaten, brutalized and tortured for the profit and pleasure of others. 

This Super Bowl Host Committee’s hard work has turned the North Texas Region into a showcase with a record number of million-dollar sponsors, state-of-the-art infrastructure and events that appeal across audiences. They’ve set the standard for the Super Bowl experience.

Now, let’s join together and ask the Host Committee to take a stand and set the standard for all Super Bowl Host Committees to come. The Host Committee has the biggest megaphone to prevent the buying and selling of American children during this year’s festivities.  Law enforcement, legislators, non-profits, churches and business all are stepping up to the plate to stop this horrific abuse of our children. It’s time that the Host Committee faces the reality that children will be trafficked to North Texas and answer the question – What role will they play in preventing the sex trafficking of children during the Super Bowl?

DFW-based Traffick911 is leading a comprehensive game plan to protect American children. Local, national and international organizations have joined forces with Traffick911 in the I’m Not Buying It campaign. This Super Bowl Host Committee has proven it has the power and influence to make history. Join me in asking the Super Bowl Host Committee to endorse and fund the “I’m Not buying it” campaign to protect and defend children during the Super Bowl!!

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    News

    1. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Traffick911, the organization behind this campaign, isn't given up! We're currently exploring more ways to get the NFL's attention. Stay tuned!

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      Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

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    4. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Today, hundreds of advocates will gather in Dallas to stand against child sex trafficking at the Super Bowl. But the NFL will be conspicuously absent.

    5. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      University of North Texas students will join the fast growing rally in Dallas this Saturday to address human trafficking at the Super Bowl:

    6. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Traffick 911, the organization behind the "I'm Not Buying It" campaign, will hold a rally with football players, politicians, trafficking survivors, and more this Saturday before the Super Bowl:

    7. Reached 75 signatures
    8. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Wow ... now a group of bikers is joining in the action, rallying at Cowboys Stadium before the Super Bowl to take a stand against child trafficking. Awesome!

    9. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff supports this campaign and fighting child sex trafficking at the Super Bowl:

    10. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      Reuters just featured the awesome success of this campaign in a news story!

    11. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      USA Today has a great story on this subject!

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      Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

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    13. Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      A.H., a courageous sex trafficking survivor who was sold near Cowboys stadium, has asked the NFL and Host Committee to share this anti-trafficking awareness campaign. Sadly, they have ignored her request.

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      Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

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      Amanda Kloer
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      Alex DiBranco
      Petition Organizer

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      Amanda Kloer
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    Reasons for signing

    • Holly Schwarz CONROE, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Keep up the great work! Let's keep fighting and praying that the strongholds and bondage would be broken on these girls lives and that future girls would be saved from this lifestyle!!! Let's get these creeps locked up then saved!!

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    • Gale Langley HEWITT, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      I know the Super Bowl is past, but I'd like to add my name in encouragement for the Super Bowl Host Committee to tackle this problem again next Super Bowl.

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    • Elfmagic Taylor GAWLER, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      We are all One.

      When one is harmed, all are harmed.

      When one is helped, all are helped.

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    • Linda Wilkinson CORVALLIS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Please take care of the vulnerable; the children.

      And please help stop the evil: the pimps

      It could be your daughter, son, niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson.

      We are all responsible for each child whether is it ours or not. Thank you for whatever help you can provide against this horrific crime.

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    • Sandra Rodgers MACCLENNY, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I was appalled when I saw the estimated numbers of young people, to be trafficked that were expected to be at Super Bowl 2011.

      Respectfully submitted,

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