CRYSTAL LAKE - U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren will be a featured panelist at the Celebrating Life Unity Breakfast, hosted by Patriots United in Crystal Lake on Saturday, February 8. The breakfast will address the scourge of human trafficking and its threat to our communities.
“Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, but this epidemic is happening in our own backyard,” said Hultgren. “We must be vigilant in our own communities, and I look forward to addressing how we can put an end to this horrific crime and bring hope to its victims in Illinois and across the world.”
Rep. Hultgren has made combating human trafficking a priority in Washington as a member of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus. This past summer, he hosted a screening for Members of Congress and their staff of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, a documentary that unveils the hidden world of sex slavery as recounted by former victims and traffickers. He has co-sponsored the Fraudulent Overseas Recruitment and Trafficking Elimination Act of 2013 (H.R. 3344) and is an original co-sponsor of H.Con.Res. 66, a House Resolution urging that children trafficked in the United States be treated as victims of crime, and not as perpetrators.
More info on the event can be found at: www.patriotsunited.com