Would you know human trafficking if you saw it? West Seattle Democratic Women’s awareness campaign continues

August 5, 2014 at 10:22 am | In How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 2 Comments

Did you see the signs? West Seattle Democratic Women‘s human-trafficking-awareness campaign is in a new phase with pop-up signage – the sign above was the fifth of six signs displayed Saturday along Harbor Avenue, and you’ll see them again this Thursday, 4-6 pm, on Fauntleroy Way just east of Morgan Junction. Elizabeth Heath, chair of the WSDW campaign, shared the photo and explained that WSDW is displaying the signs “a la the highway ‘Burma Shave’ signs of the past. One message was: Human Trafficking//Near Your Home//Don’t Delay//Pick Up The Phone//For Help, Call 888-3737-888″ – a national hotline to report human trafficking – followed by a sign for WSDW and its website. She adds, “Passersby on foot, on bikes, and in cars showed support by waving, blinking lights, or stopping by to learn more about the issue. You can expect to see these folks and their signs on various busy West Seattle streets over the next six weeks. Here’s a chance to learn more about Human Trafficking and how you can make a difference.” WSDW’s campaign has its own page on the group’s website, here. Not sure you would know human trafficking if you saw it? Some basic info is on this brochure from another local organization, Seattle Against Slavery.

2 Comments

  1. Kudos to them for bringing awareness to this.

    Comment by Rat hood since '92 — 4:07 pm August 5, 2014 #

  2. Thank you to the WSB for highlighting this effort and this issue. It is great to have a community news outlet that supports this and other local efforts to make this a better community for all!

    As chair of the West Seattle Democratic Women, I am proud of this work and hope others will gain knowledge and awareness as a result of the work of these dedicated women and their friends!

    Comment by Ann — 9:39 pm August 5, 2014 #

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