Bring Maryland's Human Trafficking Problem Out of the Shadows

Bring Maryland's Human Trafficking Problem Out of the Shadows

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      Moving Maryland Forward

Human trafficking is happening in Maryland, and is the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprise.

Victims of human trafficking can be males and females, adults and children, U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Victims are exploited for forced labor and commercial sex acts like prostitution and pornography, and the number of victims are growing. Recently, criminal activity has shifted from trafficking in narcotics to trafficking in humans. After all, the penalties are lighter, the supply of “product” is endless and the marketplace for sale is expanding. There is something you can do!

We can no longer pretend that this crime only takes place in major cities or foreign countries. The first step toward bringing this crime out of the shadows is to educate yourself on the realities of human trafficking. There are numerous misconceptions about what human trafficking is, who can be a victim and what members of the public can do about it.

Learn more about human trafficking myths and facts and what you can do to help stop it. Once you complete the pledge, you can educate yourself and others by downloading, printing and sharing our human trafficking fact sheet on the next page!

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    • Neil Angelo PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 7 months ago

      “The quiet but inexorable breaking down of self-esteem is much more sinister - it’s violation of the soul.”

      ― Rachel Abbott, Only the Innocent

      “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.”

      ― Abraham Lincoln

      “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

      ― William Wilberforce

      “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

      ― Abraham Lincoln

      “But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.”

      ― C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy

    • Robert Brooks WINDSOR MILL, MD
      • 8 months ago

      Sick and tried of every single time I pull up to someones home or stop at a light or visit someones home and stop the car and pull into a spot next thing you know some nasty women opens you door and hops in and says lets go. WTF man.. I am sick and tired of having to use a flame thrower on my seat and having to scrape the herpies on my car door handle. UGH!. And most of these whores whore them selves on craigslist in all of the Maryland area's. I took a look once just to see how many there are. And lets just say that over 819 pages popped up with over 50 listing's per page!!!! WTF!. Stop the craigslist whores and the street working girls also. Man this is just so nasty. Who the hell do they think they are to just open my door and hop in like I am there next payday... Yea they should be lucky I dont drive there ass to the local police station and turn there ass in for trying to sell me there junk.

    • Monica E. BALTIMORE, MD
      • 8 months ago

      This nothing but modern day slavery, end it now!

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

      -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Let us today seek to find that place within each of us where dreams are made, where our highest aspirations take shape. Let us confirm the power of our humanity by giving architecture and substance to the dreams we have for our nation, so that the promised land of social and economic justice that is within our dreams will soon be within our sight.

      -- Dennis Kucinich

    • Toni Steigerwald LUTHERVILLE, MD
      • 9 months ago

      Baltimore has a large population minor victims of sex trafficking. We need to educate people of the facts and to save children from lives of destruction.


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