Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) Comes to Southern Oregon

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c) 3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.

ACT Southern Oregon has recently partnered with TAT to bring their materials and training to the Rogue Valley trucking industry – on-the-road drivers, owners, and owner-operators; travel plaza owners, managers and employees; rest stops and weigh stations; truck driving schools; and more.

If you are interested in helping implement TAT initiatives in our local area, please contact ACT.

Also: U.S. DOT “Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking” Campaign •  Iowa DOT Model


Rogue Credit Union Foundation and CASA

RFCU Foundation

The Rogue Credit Union Foundation is committed to supporting youth, families and community sustainability through organizations like CASA of Jackson and Josephine counties. CASA supports volunteer advocates who act as the voice for abused and neglected foster children in our communities. These volunteers make a lifelong positive impact on the youth in our community who need it the most. CASA volunteers have helped more than two million children nationwide, and Rogue Credit Union is proud to support our local CASA advocates in their work.

Vote online by March 30 to support RCUF’s current giving campaign. Also: CASA on YouTube


Dr. Becca Johnson speaks in Medford

Redemption Ridge will host guest speaker Dr. Becca Johnson, June 2nd and 3rd, 2014.

Becca Johnson

Dr. Johnson has spent 10 years providing training on assisting victims of trauma and sexual exploitation. Her resume includes work with Agape International Mission in Cambodia and the U.S., Engedi Refuge in Washington State, and Courage House in Northern California. She has also been involved with Royal Family Kids, an outreach to foster children with a history of abuse.

Contact Ginger at info@redemptionridge.com for more information or to register for the event.


Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

Join Senators Ron Wyden (OR) and John Cornyn (TX) and Representatives Ted Poe (TX) and Carolyn Maloney (NY), sponsors of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, for a national conference call at 2:00PM ET, Thursday March 13th. The conference call is an opportunity for advocates and providers to discuss the legislation further with briefing panelists and staffers.

Senate Bill 1738 (S.1738)
House Resolution 3530 (H.R.3530)
Sign the National Letter of Support

Please email or call ACT for call login details – contact@ACTsouthernoregon.com (541) 646-0068


KDRV Announces ACT Newsletter

The very first ACT newsletter was released last week. Local KDRV Channel 12 picked up the story and visited with ACT group member Caleb LaPlante about upcoming activities and events.

The full story may be viewed on KDRV’s website. Here is an example of the newsletter format.


February 27th – End It Movement

Today, February 27th, is the annual End It Movement campaign, an awareness initiative to bring attention to modern day slavery. Click here for facts on the 27,000,000 enslaved in the world today.

Here are ways to get involved:

  • Draw a ❌ on your hand
  • Tell others about slavery and share the fact sheet
  • Visit EndItMovement.com, find an image, and share on social media
  • Use these hashmarks when you share #enditmovement #inittoendit
  • Follow the “End It” Coalition Partners to learn more about their work

End It Coalition Partners:

“Human trafficking/slavery is not just a cause, but real-life hell for millions of men, women and CHILDREN. We must be bold.”  - @LouieGiglio

“The Underground Railroad wasn’t started by secret ninjas, but everyday activists.” – @HannahSong

“Nothing happens just because we are aware of modern-day slavery, but nothing will EVER happen until we are.”  - @GaryHaugen

Why we should support #EndItMovement and why we must ask good, critical questions about fighting slavery.   by Eugene Cho


New Monthly Movie Night in Medford

Beginning in April, a new Film Night will be held monthly, featuring a series of different documentaries and hollywood movies focusing on the issue of sex trafficking. The Film Night events will be held in the large 200-person capacity conference room at the downtown Medford Library.

April 30 – Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth
May 28 – Pornland: Sex Trafficking in Portland, Oregon
June 25 – To-be-determined (from among the list below)

The series will start over again in July, with every third month featuring a new film from the list.

Movies: Taken • Trust • Trade • Human Trafficking (Mira Sorvino) • Trade of Innocents • Not Today • Holly • The Jammed • The Whistleblower

Documentaries: BOY$ • Nefarious • Trading Women • Cargo – Innocence Lost • Dreams Die Hard • Rape for Profit • Very Young Girls • Your American Teen • Selling the Girl Next Door

Other Films under consideration (via the “Human Trafficking” blog on WordPress): Click Here


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