|Saturday May 10, 2014 10:00 AM - Saturday May 10, 2014 4:00 PM | Free
SB 1193 San Mateo County Community Day of Action
SB 1193 Community Day of Action in San Mateo
Human trafficking in a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both. California is one of the nation's top four destination states for trafficked persons, and the Bay Area is a particular national hot spot for human trafficking. Not only is human trafficking modern-day slavery, it is also a multi-billion dollar global epidemic. Victims come from all backgrounds and different ages and they are trafficked in all industries.
Though human trafficking is illegal under Federal and California law, trafficking victims often do not know where to turn to for help and community members may not know where to report suspicious situations. This new law helps the community direct victims to essential services by requiring public and private entities to post anti-trafficking notices that include telephone hotlines to seek help or report unlawful activities.
State Senate Bill 1193 & Civil Code Section 52.6 now requires certain businesses and other establishments to post the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline number. Studies have shown that in other states where similar posting requirements have been enacted, there was an increase in the number of reported trafficking situations and rescues of victims. Businesses can help free victims of trafficking by complying with SB 1193, and the community of San Mateo County can join the Bay Area in the fight against the national criminal enterprise of human trafficking.
We are asking you to join us in raising awareness by visiting mandated businesses in San Mateo County to educate them about their obligation to post a trafficking notice. We are looking for team leaders and volunteers to help organize their city and inspire others to get involved. Please complete the registration below to be a part of San Mateo County's Community Day of Action on SB 1193 taking place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, we will be assembling at 10:00 am in Redwood City (details to follow) for a short training and orientation and then we will break out in groups of 2 or more to neighborhoods throughout San Mateo County. We will be walking in various neighborhoods in San Mateo County and distributing the posters to businesses mandated by SB 1193. There will be a brief training and orientation and then you will be assigned to a team and given a list of businesses to visit and to distribute the posters. Please wear comfortable clothes and good walking shoes, as each team may have to walk about one mile or so to visit businesses on their list.
After registering, you will receive an email highlighting the next steps. For questions and more information, please email Rose Mukhar, the volunteer coordinator for SB 1193, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 363-4184.
You can access more information about SB 1193, as well as download and print the San Mateo County poster your records at: http://www.heat-watch.org/bahc2freedom
San Mateo County Office Building (Redwood City, California) (View)
455 County Center, Room 101
Redwood City, CA 94063
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