We're Hiring! Ignite Peace is seeking a full-time Executive Director - apply today!

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Day at the Statehouse: Human Trafficking (FULL/WAITLIST)

November 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

***The registration for Day at the Statehouse is now at capacity. If you would like to join the waitlist in the event that a registered participant cannot attend, please continue filling out the registration form.***

All are invited to join IJPC and End Slavery Cincinnati in Columbus, OH on Wednesday, November 16 for a Day at the Statehouse. We’ll meet up with other anti-human trafficking coalitions from all around the state to support the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 183 / House Bill 319: Enact Expanding Human Trafficking Justice Act.

SB 183 and HB 319 would expand the criminal record expungement program to help more survivors of trafficking get a fresh start once they’re out of their trafficking situation. We know that trying to find a job or a safe place to live is extremely difficult when you have a criminal record. For many human trafficking survivors, being arrested for crimes they didn’t commit is a common reality. Traffickers often force their victims to take the blame for something they did, or force them to commit illegal acts on their behalf.

***The registration for Day at the Statehouse is now at capacity. If you would like to join the waitlist in the event that a registered participant cannot attend, please continue filling out the registration form.***

, so we can drop off the signatures to our legislators on November 16.

Questions? Contact samantha@IJPCcincinnati.org

2022 Day at the Statehouse Planning Team:

  • Sr. Sally Duffy, SC, United States Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking
  • Erin Meyer, End Slavery Cincinnati
  • Samantha Searls, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center
  • Tony Talbott, Abolition Ohio

Participating Coalitions:

  • Abolition Ohio (Dayton)
  • Appalachian Voices Unite (Southern Ohio)
  • Central Ohio Reach and Restore Coalition (Columbus)
  • End Slavery Cincinnati (Southwest Ohio)
  •  Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition (Toledo)

Details

Date:
November 16, 2022
Time:
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:

Venue

Columbus Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
+ Google Map