This past Monday the California Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations and the Senate Committee on Judiciary hosted a joint informational hearing entitled “Everyone’s Business: California’s Role in Combating Human Rights Violations in Product Supply Chains.” Kristin Fortin, Policy Counsel at Polaris Project, attended the hearing and presented remarks on my behalf. Below is [...]
Fifteen minutes of sexual intercourse for $30 dollars cash.
That’s the going rate for men seeking to buy commercial sex from one of the major sex trafficking networks that spans throughout the United States. Women held in these brothels are bought by a different man every 15 minutes. Four different men per [...]
As I waited in line to make a purchase at Barnes & Noble today, I started scanning over the items in the “Gift Ideas” display. Right next to a Harry Potter wizard kit and a Hello Kitty jewelry kit, I saw “Pimp My Pumpkin” emblazoned on a small shiny box.
Our world struggles with modern-day slavery and most of us do not know about it. The struggle lurks in the dark and does not make for polite dinner conversations. We want to think that we live in an idealized world that is free from pain and based upon justice. However, the existence [...]