Our ‪#‎Trucker‬ Against Trafficking highlight for the ‪#‎sTATe‬ of the week,‪#‎California‬, is Julio Velasquez! When we asked Julio why he is a TAT he said, “Because no one deserves to be sold or bought. That is someone’s daughter, mom, sister, or grandbaby. That is a HUMAN BEING and all are God’s children.” Julio is also really involved in an anti-trafficking street outreach team with Love Never Fails. We are so excited by how committed Julio

Lyn Thompson, TAT communications specialist, spoke at the 2015 Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) Safety Management Conference on May 14 in Hampton, Virginia. As part of her presentation, she showed the 13-minute version of TAT’s new training DVD. This was the first time it has been shown since its printing, and it was well received. At the conclusion of Thompson’s presentation, Dale Bennett, VTA president, encouraged everyone in the room to

We just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you TATs out there. Thank you for going above and beyond your normal jobs and standing in the gap for those who are being sexually exploited and trafficked. Thank you for speaking to your safety directors and asking them to train using TAT materials. Thank you for proudly identifying as TATs. And THANK YOU for making the call when

Thistle Farms is an amazing organization that empowers women who have been exploited in the commercial sex industry by teaching them job skills and providing jobs for them. This is the working arm of the Magdalene House in Nashville, TN. Visit their site and learn more about what they do!

Movies, television shows, music, and advertisements that glorify pimps, prostitution, and the commodification of women—we’ve all probably seen and heard them—they normalize sexual exploitation in our minds and our kids’ minds. Make a point to challenge those social norms.