Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Victories - Even if Small

Teen pimp found guilty of human trafficking - Today's Seattle Times (online)

In addition, a program thought lost to 2010 budget cuts in King County has been saved:

"I have great news! The Council was able to allocate $100,000 in the 2010 budget for the Safe Housing and Treatment for Children in Prostitution program through careful reprioritization of expenditures. Options to allow vulnerable youth to escape a life of prostitution are desperately needed-this program will help by providing them with emergency shelter, transitional housing and targeted social services. I was honored to advocate for restoring this specific program's funding in the 2010 budget. As you may know, I have voted in support of this program several times over the past three years, and earlier this year when it was proposed for the chopping block, I advocated for King County to continue our funding commitment, even given the current difficult budgetary outlook. I am tremendously pleased that King County will be able to provide $100,000 to help start this important program to rescue teens from a life of prostitution."

~copied from an email sent by Larry Phillips, Councilmember; Metropolitan King County Council, District Four on Monday, November 23, 2009

Proverbs 31:8-9

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Victory Day

Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) and the Western Washington Coalition Against Human Trafficking (WWCAHT) are sponsoring the film premiere of Victory Day on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, at 6:30 pm in partnership with the filmmaker, Sean Ramsay, at the Harvard Exit Theatre. This will help us honor the UN's International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

However, we need your help! In order to help the filmmaker subsidize this event, we need at least 75 people to buy their tickets by this Sunday. Can you please consider buying the $25 ticket for each person so we can make this event happen?

There will be appetizer time, an info booth on human trafficking, the film, and a panel discussion immediately after the film with Sean Ramsay, WWCAHT & Not for Sale's Sarah Sweeney, Alex Sum, leader of SAS, and perhaps others. It will be a great time of public awareness for our cause so bring your family & friends.

Please help us get at least 75 tickets sold by Sunday and sell out the joint (350 people capacity)! Pass this email and flyer on and use SAS’s Facebook page to spread the word!

Film & Trailer: http://www.victorydaythefilm.com

The LA press release: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/10/231014.php

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/89999

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186552497688

Proverbs 31:8-9

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Emma Thompson's latest project:


What an awesome talent and a respected voice. How I pray God uses this to bring MASSIVE attention to the tragedy of human trafficking.

Proverbs 31:8-9