Legislatures Work Towards Human Trafficking Laws

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – On Tuesday at the Capitol efforts to stop human trafficking took center stage.

6 News Francesca Amiker spoke to Senator Judy Emmons and has more on her fight to find solutions and support victims.

Human trafficking still exists today and on Tuesday morning Senator Judy Emmons along with dozens of legislatures and concerned citizens met to let their voice be heard and their stance be known.

“People that are here today that have been working just steadfastly for this whole issue and to give our police, our Attorney General, our prosecutors the tools to really go after perpetrators of trafficking. It’s encouraging and they’re encouraged to see some hope here that this will be signed into law,” said Senator Judy Emmons.

“And still we run across folks who, we’ve mentioned the word human trafficking and they say, “oh I’ve never heard of that, what is that? And so we still have work to do.”

“Today we have some folks who have been here every time and we have a lot of new faces, with a lot of great new perspective ideas, information, we’re just glad to have everybody at the table.”

Emmons says between the house and senate she’s hopeful Michigan will have the strongest human trafficking laws in the country.

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