Every month, 900 individuals in Nebraska are advertised for sex online with about 75 percent of these individuals showing indicators of trafficking.
Leading up to the College World Series and throughout the month of June, we will provide champions, advocates and community partners with some of the tools and resources necessary to raise public awareness about what commercial sexual exploitation looks like in our community.
By working together, we can stop sex trafficking in our communities. Here are four ways you can get involved!
1. Join us for the campaign launch.
Attend the Not On My Watch campaign press conference on Thursday, June 14 at 3:30 PM at the Omaha Marriott Downtown in the Capitol District. Featured speakers will include Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Omaha Police Department Deputy Chief Scott Gray, College World Series of Omaha Executive Director Kathryn Morrissey, Creighton President Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, Women’s Fund of Omaha Trafficking Project Manager Meghan Malik, Nebraska State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson. A statement from survivor leaders will also be presented.
Additional survivor advocates, community partners and elected officials will be in attendance.
2. Sign up for our Thunderclap.
Sign up for our #StopTraffickingTogether Thunderclap campaign. Signing up is simple—log in with your Facebook or Twitter account and the following message will automatically be shared with your followers on Friday, June 15 at 1:30 PM: “Sex trafficking is happening every day in our community. Join me and others in working together to stop trafficking. www.StopTraffickingTogether.org #StopTraffickingTogether”
Continue the conversation with your family, friends and neighbors. Let them know that commercial sexual exploitation will not be tolerated in our communities. To make it easier, we’ve provided some research to help you.
Additionally, we’ll be sharing Not On My Watch social content throughout June to raise awareness about commercial sexual exploitation, educate on the signs and share information on how to report suspicious activity. Join us by taking a stand—sex trafficking won’t happen on our watch.
3. Share information via your social media.
We’ve created a number of shareable assets to make social sharing easy for you. Be sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts for even more Not On My Watch content about how we can work together to stop sex trafficking. Follow along the conversation using #StopTraffickingTogether.
You can also share one (or all) of these messages on your social media throughout June to raise awareness among your followers and help us #StopTraffickingTogether.
- Sex trafficking happens in every zip code across our state. No community/neighborhood is immune. Learn the signs at StopTraffickingTogether.org
- Sex trafficking is happening in every zip code across our state. According to the research, 70-75% of individuals sold for sex in Nebraska show some sign of being underage or controlled by a third party–both indicators of trafficking. http://bit.ly/2kCJQe5
- Commercial sexual exploitation is violent, manipulative and full of false promises. Victims are rarely locked away but instead, held captive in plain view, disguised as relatives/friends of their trafficker. If you see something, say something. Call 888-373-7888.
4. Learn more at www.StopTraffickingTogether.org.
With increased community awareness, anyone can recognize the signs of someone being trafficked for sexual exploitation. Get more information about the collaborative effort to stop trafficking together.