A look back on 2019, the last year of the decade

Happy Birthday America! As we look back on the last year of the decade we’ll begin with July, and the celebration of our independence!


We just talked about our country’s freedom, but what about victims of human trafficking? They have no voice. Governor Pete Ricketts and Attorney General Doug Peterson in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Transportation have worked to bring an important message of help with a poster titled: When You Can’t Walk Away. The poster provides the National Human Trafficking Hotline number: 1-888-373-7888, which is available to receive calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The hotline funnels calls to the instate network established by the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force (NHTTF). Help is available in English, Spanish, and more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter. As hard as it may be to believe, human beings are trafficked in Nebraska--being bought and sold and treated as property, forced against their will to work for those who think they own them. This modern-day slavery is illegal, yet it can thrive in the shadows, even in Nebraska, because we don’t see it.

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