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Op-ed: Campaign 2012

Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Proposition 35 California residents will soon have the unique opportunity to vote for a very important legislative initiative on Nov. 6 designed to curtail sexual predators and shine a bright light on the shadowy world of criminal traffickers. The goal of this “Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act” (known as […]

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Op-ed: Take a stand against human trafficking

Published: Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012 – 8:09 am Re “Citizens take the initiative” (Page A1, Sept. 10): Some people who oppose Proposition 35 contend that creating tougher laws against human trafficking, forced labor and sexual coercion belongs with the legislature. Daphne Phung of California Against Slavery and Chris Kelly of the Safer California Foundation were […]

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The Real Facts of Prop 35

This is the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation. Recently, I read what opponents of the Proclamation said back in 1862. They are quite interesting to read on this side of history. Some opponents argued:  It didn’t free slaves in areas controlled by the Union; it would prolong the war by enraging the South even […]

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Helping You Make an Informed Choice

As a prosecutor who has spent over a decade fighting human trafficking, I’ve seen the terrible human toll of sex trafficking in California. Every day, women and children are forced to sell their bodies, on the streets and online, for the financial gain of human traffickers. I have helped to create and lead the first […]

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What I did this summer: Vote Yes on Prop 35!

Article by Elizabeth Chin, California Against Slavery Intern I founded a Free the Slaves chapter at my high school two years ago after watching a life-changing documentary about human trafficking. These past two years, our chapter has tried to raise money and awareness to help end slavery with our fair trade bracelet and cultural-talent show […]

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