December 10, 2010

NEWS CONFERENCE, noon, Sunday, December 12

Wyden, Blumenauer on Senate Passage of Legislation to Protect Victims of Human Sex Trafficking

Who:                     Senator Ron Wyden;

                                Congressman Earl Blumenauer;

                                Portland Mayor Sam Adams;

Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel;

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton;

Anti-sex trafficking advocacy groups;

Victims of sex trafficking


What:                   NEWS CONFERENCE on legislation to help sex trafficking victims and law enforcement.


When:                  Noon, Sunday, December 12, 2010


Where:                Multnomah County Office Building       

                                Commissioners Hearing Room

                                501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



Portland, OR – Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer will discuss Senate passage of legislation to help victims of sexual trafficking and its prospects in the House. They will be joined by city and county officials and representatives of advocacy groups fighting to stop human trafficking. The bill co-sponsored by Wyden and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) would fund pilot projects in six states to establish shelters for victims and provide counseling, legal aid, education and job training, as well as fund additional police officers and prosecutors. The legislation now moves to the House.