WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TAKE THE PLEDGE?
By taking the pledge, you’re declaring your commitment to support the fight against human trafficking in our city.
PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYORS OF CITIES IN THE GREATER PHOENIX AREA, ARIZONA DECLARING JANUARY 2023 AS ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING MONTH
WHEREAS, human trafficking is a global plague that impacts millions of people each year, including tens of thousands of Americans; and
WHEREAS, the United States ranks as one of the worst countries globally for human trafficking; and
WHEREAS, Arizona ranks in the top 15 states with the highest rates of human trafficking per capita; and
WHEREAS, human trafficking impacts people across all demographics and ages, including teenagers and children; and
WHEREAS, the battle against human trafficking includes supporting efforts in schools, churches, non-profits, law enforcement, and businesses to prevent human trafficking; intervene, disrupt, and dismantle human trafficking syndicates; and provide resources to and support for victims of human trafficking.
WHEREAS, the cities of the greater Phoenix area joins schools, churches, non-profit organizations, law enforcement, and federal and state coalitions in our commitment to increase public awareness of the human trafficking epidemic that impacts our community, state, nation, and world.
NOW THEREFORE I, __(name)__, __(title)__ of the _(city/town) _, do hereby proclaim the month of January 2023 as:
ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING MONTH
In the greater Phoenix area, Arizona and urge our residents, churches, schools to work together to eliminate trafficking from our community and support the efforts of front-line organizations and law enforcement in their battle against human trafficking.
I commit to learning more about how Human Trafficking has been prevalent in my city and state by partnering with law enforcement and obtaining the statistics that affect me. I will advance policies and initiatives that end human trafficking in my city and state. I stand and support the fight to end human trafficking and say, “Not In Our City”!