WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) announced his appointment to the Parliamentary Task Force on Human Trafficking, a consortium of Parliamentarians, lived-experience experts, government leaders, and policy professionals to combat human trafficking, the largest worldwide humanitarian crisis.
“Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it strips freedom and dignity from an estimated 50 million individuals around the world,” said Rep. Owens. “I am proud to join the Parliamentary Task Force on Human Trafficking, and look forward to bringing my strong anti-trafficking record to the table as we work in collaboration with global leaders, policy experts, and survivors to eradicate these heinous crimes once and for all.”
Parliamentary Task Force on Human Trafficking is a platform for convening lawmakers and leaders from a variety of perspectives to achieve this goal in several ways. Additional information is available here.