It’s Halftime Here.

Posted by daphne | Posted in Awareness, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Law Enforcement, Prop 35, Sex Trafficking, Volunteer | Posted on February 8, 2012

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We’re half way to our signature goal. Voters are signing the CASE Act at record speed, pushing forward our signature deadline to FEBRUARY 29, 2012.

While our paid campaign is flying, our volunteer signatures are lagging. Clint Eastwood talked about America’s halftime in his Superbowl ad.

Rise Up & Reach Out

Posted by daphne | Posted in Awareness, Human Trafficking | Posted on January 18, 2012

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Speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves    . . . ensure justice for those being crushed. Proverbs 31:8

 

The mental image of a coach statutory raping a boy in a university shower has been branded into our national consciousness since 21 felony counts of alleged sexual abuse were brought against Jerry Sandusky.

Grand Jury findings that a Penn State assistant witnessed the atrocity and failed to stop it compounded by the fact that his reporting it to a revered head coach and others failed to protect other children from later abuse makes us mad, sad, and sick all at once.

Grateful for 2011. Ready for an Amazing 2012.

Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Awareness, Daphne, Events, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Sex Trafficking, Volunteer | Posted on December 31, 2011

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Happy New Year! Your dedication in 2011 has paved the way for our sure victory in 2012.

After holding our breath to see the outcomes of the fundraising and the Attorney General’s approval of our initiative, we have a sigh of relief. The Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE Act) petition launched on December 24th, just in time for Christmas!

Really. Sincerely. Thanks.

Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Daphne, Human Trafficking, Initiative, News, Sex Trafficking, Volunteer | Posted on November 23, 2011

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Last week, a volunteer told me that she was thankful for CAS and proud of being a volunteer. I paused and reflected, “Wow…yes, I am proud to be her fellow CASer!”

I want to say a big THANK-YOU to all our donors and volunteers! This Thanksgiving, I am indeed thankful for C-A-S:

We got the funding. Let’s do it!

Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Daphne, Fundraising, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Labor Trafficking, News, Sex Trafficking | Posted on October 11, 2011

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From its inception two years ago, California Against Slavery (CAS) has been unwavering in our commitment to place our initiative on the ballot. We believe in the strategic significance of strong laws and the collective power of voters.

Over a year ago, I said that CAS will not launch another signature campaign unless we have    assurance of success. This means securing a strong base of support and funding.

TODAY, I am thrilled to announce that we are launching our signature campaign this December 1st!

July 2010 End of Round 1 Message

Posted by daphne | Posted in Announcements, Daphne, Initiative | Posted on October 6, 2011

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The message below was sent to our volunteers in July 2010  at the end of our first attempt to qualify the initiative for the 2010 ballot. Watch the video here.

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Many of you know that Cambodia is one of the most notorious countries for sex trafficking. But do you know that there are more children sold for sex in our country than in Cambodia?  We should be appalled

Happy Birthday CAS!

Posted by daphne | Posted in Daphne, Events, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Volunteer | Posted on September 9, 2011

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Fran, Lita, Karen, Daphne (Oct 2009)

Today is California Against Slavery’s official 2-year birthday! On 9-9-09, Karen and I registered CAS with the IRS and State of California. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves and all of you into! :-) 

It’s been quite a journey that we’re still on. Yes, we could’ve aimed for less. We could’ve treaded lightly. But why?

Human Trafficking Conviction in San Diego

Posted by daphne | Posted in News, Uncategorized | Posted on September 8, 2011

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San Diego, August 22, 2011: Charles Duan Hamilton was sentenced by a federal court in San Diego to serve 141 months in custody, plus 10 years of supervised release for one count of sex trafficking of a minor. He was also ordered by pay $3,200.07 in restitution to the victim.

Hamilton admitted that he recruited and transported a 16 year old female for prostitution in San Diego County and other places. He was arrested in Seattle, Washington.

To view the News Release from the Office of the United States Attorney Southern District of California:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/cas/press/cas11-0822-Hamilton.pdf

 

Jury Acquitted Pimp, Victim Portrayed as “Slut” Faces Imminent Danger

Posted by daphne | Posted in Awareness, Fundraising, Human Trafficking, Initiative, Language, News, Sex Trafficking | Posted on August 2, 2011

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Cauley (from Journal Gazette)

This weekend, I was floored by a news article about a jury that acquitted a pimp because his teenage victim had a prior history of sexual exploitation (Miami girl’s beau/pimp acquitted of sex crime , Journal Gazette, Indiana, 7/29/11).   It is absolutely appalling that the court accepted an argument that this young victim’s prior exploitation and abuse somehow meant that “she asked for it” or that “she deserved it.”  Both the judge and the jury lacked an understanding of the victimology of domestic minor sex trafficking.

The John Profile

Posted by daphne | Posted in Awareness, Human Trafficking, News, Sex Trafficking | Posted on July 21, 2011

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Who are the men that buy sex? According to a Newsweek article that discusses a Boston based study this week here are the stats:

-sex as divorced from personal relationships (with a lack of emotional involvement)

-have a profile that commit more crimes of all sorts compared to “non-buyers” and all violent crimes in this test group against women are committed by buyers.