Madison – Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) will be attending a summit at the White House on Human Trafficking, today, January 31, 2020. She was selected to represent Wisconsin as a policy area leader in the state.
In addition to attending the summit, Rep. Loudenbeck was invited to speak on the State, Local and Tribal panel to discuss innovative approaches and critical issues surrounding human trafficking that state, local and tribal governments are facing.
Other members of the panel include:
- Chris Carr, Attorney General of Georgia
- Michael Spisz, County Commissioner of Oakland County, Michigan
- Richard Blake, Tribal Judge from California
- Jeanette Nuñez, Lt. Governor of Florida
- Jim Skinner, Sheriff of Collin County, Texas
The panel is being moderated by Joe Grogan, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House.
The Human Trafficking Summit will be live streamed and can be watched here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/
Background on Rep. Loudenbeck’s work on Human Trafficking:
Rep. Loudenbeck authored her first bill to combat human trafficking in 2011. Since then she has authored multiple bills to help prosecutors and law enforcement fight back against the evil forces that profit from this brutal form of modern slavery. She has also passed laws to create a human trafficking resource center hotline poster, help children who are victims of sex trafficking, and improve policies for child protective services. In addition, Rep. Loudenbeck authored several laws allowing for better access to employment, mental health services, and shelter options for vulnerable populations, such as homeless and unaccompanied youth, who are often targeted for human trafficking.