January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is nothing less than modern-day slavery, with many victims bought and sold for sex, and many of those children. Although this is a problem all over the world, America is a particular hotbed for traffickers who find plenty of clients and victims in our towns and cities. No matter our politics, our religions, our races, or our communities, we can all unite in the fight against this evil being done to our kids, our neighbors, and people brought against their consent from oversees.
In the past, we’ve highlighted a couple of trucker-based organizations dedicated to ending human trafficking in America. We’d like to talk about them again today. Their mission, and the mission of thousands of law enforcement officers, other volunteer organizations, and watchful individual drivers across the country is to make this country safe for future generations.
All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse (A.T.T.A.C.A.) was founded by trucker Rodney Timms in 2015. This nonprofit organization carries Timms’ passion for healthy, safe childhoods and turns it into a mission by raising awareness to protect America’s children from abuse and neglect of all kinds. A.T.T.A.C.A. operates across the nation from its base in Edmond, OK. They are an organization with trucking roots that empowers adults and kids with knowledge to recognize the signs of abuse and direction to report it. A.T.T.A.C.A also carries out a billboard campaign, holds fundraisers, and cooperates with other organizations and agencies in the fight for a better future. You may even seen the A.T.T.A.C.A semi-truck rolling down the highway creating awareness.
Take a look at the ATTACA website for more information: https://www.attaca.org/
Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit organization that trains drivers to recognize, report, and respond to potential victims of human trafficking and their captors. TAT works with the federal government, local law enforcement, and drivers everywhere to fight back and root out this evil. And together, they’re making a difference. With over 750,000 trained men and women watching and reporting, TAT has helped law enforcement identify over a thousand trafficking victims.
Take a look at the Truckers Against Trafficking website for more information: https://truckersagainsttrafficking.org/