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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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Grateful for 2011. Ready for an Amazing 2012.

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 […]

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Really. Sincerely. Thanks.

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:

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We got the funding. Let’s do it!

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  […]

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July 2010 End of Round 1 Message

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. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Many of you know that Cambodia is one of the most notorious countries for sex trafficking. But do you know that there are more […]

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Happy Birthday CAS!

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?

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Powerful Letter from Sacramento Police Association

On Friday, 50-year-old Paul “Yoshi” Moore from Sacramento pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of 3 underage girls. According to US Attorney’s Office,  two other defendants – Kevin Hawkins and Timothy Lee – were involved in selling these young girls through the internet to pedophiles and other sex predators. Since this case was prosecuted at the […]

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Freedom is *not* free.

On this July 4th, there is much to celebrate about. In addition to freedom from tyranny, the facts that I as a woman, an immigrant, and a person of color can have a terrific education and career, can drive, own property, and move about freely are among other reasons to celebrate. The recent war and civil […]

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