State Rep. Mike Harris and the Michigan House of Representatives today approved Harris’ resolution to raise awareness about human trafficking.
Harris, R-Waterford, sponsored House Resolution 7, which declares Jan. 9-13 of this year Human Trafficking Awareness Week.
“Human trafficking has destroyed countless innocent lives, and we will never stop fighting to end this horrific crime,” said Harris, a retired law enforcement officer. “As we recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Week, we remember the work we still have to do — combating trafficking, rescuing victims, and supporting survivors.”
Harris’ resolution calls out human trafficking as modern-day slavery and encourages Michiganders “to educate themselves about human trafficking and be aware of how prevalent it is in our state.” The measure further declares, “Along with health care providers, social workers, child advocacy groups, and law enforcement, we all must work toward a statewide solution.”
“The Michigan State Police conducts criminal background checks to help protect the most vulnerable Michiganders of all ages, but the system needs updating for our state to continue facilitating this resource,” Harris said.
“Michigan government should be open and accountable to the people it serves, but our state has consistently lagged behind in basic, fundamental government transparency,” said Harris, R-Waterford.
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