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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 both disappointed in their attempts to get the legislature interested in strengthening those laws, so they took action with Prop 35.

Fueled by the Internet, these horrendous crimes are rapidly growing because they are extremely profitable and our laws are weak. How long do the victims have to wait for justice? Prop 35 is supported by law enforcement organizations, elected officials, human rights groups and caring people throughout California.

As citizens, we have the power of the ballot process to take a stand against the brutal treatment of our fellow human beings, especially our children. By voting “Yes” for Prop 35, we can all take part in this historic event.

— Adriana Kasel, Sacramento

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/20/4813083/daphne-phung-chris-kelly-and-prop.html#storylink=cpy

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