“I recently did an interview representing TAT with Kens5 news in San Antonio, TX. As a truck driver, I’ve always wondered what my purpose was other than driving. I found out that purpose was to help kids who are being trafficked throughout our country. Being able to go into schools and help make kids aware of the dangers of traffickers and the people who recruit for these traffickers has been

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Jun 2014

The Bottom B

“Being the Bottom” Written by a survivor This poem was written by a “Bottom Bitch” For those of you who do not know, a bottom Bitch is a woman in the Pimp family that is the oldest woman the pimp has. This is not chronological age, it is the order in which the prostituted people came to that particular pimp “family” or stable. Now when we are in the life

The State Department has released the TIP report, a grading system for each nation on how they respond to and help prevent human trafficking in their nations. The 2014 TIP report is available to view here: http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2014/

From driver Ben Lujin: “Nash and Phoenix on the lookout for TAT!” Look at that sweet TAT window decal! If you want one for your rig (free to members of the trucking industry), please send an EMAIL to tat.truckers@gmail.com with your request and mailing address and they will get those out to you.

I understand that all of us can easily sympathize with and want to help a child/young teen being trafficked into prostitution. And that is right and good. But we cannot be any less sympathetic and willing to help the older trafficking victim. A victim is a victim no matter their age—a pimp exercises control with the same violence, manipulation and fraud regardless of age. She may appear, at first glance,

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