King County joins campaign to end human trafficking
On Friday, Jan. 18, King County Executive Dow Constantine joined leaders representing King County, Port of Seattle, City of Seattle, Sound Transit, Delta Air Lines, and Alaska Airlines to launch a unified public awareness campaign to stop human trafficking, encouraging survivors to call a national hotline for assistance.
The campaign is modeled after a successful campaign led by the King County Council in 2013 that dramatically increased the number of trafficking survivors who called for resources, including medical care, financial assistance, and housing.
“Today, we stand united – public, private, and nonprofit sectors joining forces to stop labor and sex trafficking in our region,” Executive Constantine said at the launch. “I know we’ll succeed again because we have the dedicated employees, the strong partnerships, and the shared commitment to stop labor and sex trafficking our region once and for all.”
Employees will soon see awareness-raising posters appear at their worksites encouraging victims and survivors to call the national hotline at 888-373-7888, text 233-733, or visit WATraffickingHelp.org for help. Click here to learn more and to download additional copies of the posters in multiple languages.