The Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking joins forces with A21, Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas, and Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott to launch the anti-human trafficking awareness campaign Can You See Me?

A new approach in the fight against modern-day slavery launches in Montgomery County TX this week, as global anti-human trafficking organization A21, in partnership with the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas and Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, activates a statewide media campaign entitled Can You See Me?. Designed to equip the public to recognize indicators of human trafficking and report suspicious behavior to dedicated hotline numbers, the public awareness campaign is anticipated to reach tens of millions of commuters and will run until October 2020.
Can You See Me?, a series of billboards that depict scenarios of the most common forms of human trafficking, will be displayed in public spaces and transportation hubs across more than 70 Texas markets starting the fall of 2019. The campaign will urge members of the public who suspect human trafficking activity to call the Polaris National Human Trafficking Hotline and National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. In addition, First Lady Cecilia Abbott will be featured on radio psas educating the public on human trafficking on iHeartRadio stations during the next year.
“This statewide anti-trafficking awareness campaign is one we hope will be replicated by other states across the U.S. and the world,” said Christian Elliot, Global Development Director of A21. “We’re grateful to our
partners, the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas and First Lady Cecilia Abbott, who are taking Can You See Me? to the next level in Montgomery County. We know this global campaign translates to a real impact on the ground wherever it runs, and we’ve seen spikes in hotline activity and victims identified and assisted as a direct result.”
Anyone who suspects human trafficking activity should call the Polaris National Human Trafficking Hotline on 1-888-373-7888 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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