News Round-up — February 24, 2014

ATEST members appeared in the news this week, examining efforts to combat trafficking across the United States from Florida to Washington. Also, check out the HuffPost Blog article on combating human trafficking by ending homelessness.

News Stories

For Florida tomato workers, extra penny adds up, The St. Augustine Record (Feb. 22, 2014)

Protestors challenge Wendy’s, defend farm workers’ rights by Christine Alvarez, The Independent Florida Alligator (Feb. 17, 2014)

Groups warn of human trafficking in Calhoun County by Olivia Lewis, Battle Creek Enquirer (Feb. 14, 2014)

MPI Fights Child Trafficking in Washington State, Meetings Focus (Feb. 2014)

Featured: Kevin Ryan HuffPost Blog

Kevin Ryan calls attention to the vulnerability of homeless children to traffickers, who lure them into situations of exploitation and abuse. He calls for a “stronger safety net” for homeless youth, sexually exploited children, and victims of human trafficking: Want to Fight Trafficking? Fight Homelessness by Kevin Ryan, The Huffington Post (Feb. 21, 2014)


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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