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How The Focus on the Super Bowl Hurts Trafficking Victims


GEMS CEO, Rachel Loyd

By, Rachel Lloyd

What’s the biggest event for human trafficking in the US? If you said the Super Bowl, you’d actually be wrong.

It’s understandable, however that you’d believe that to be the case when it’s being touted as such by everyone from Cindy McCain who called it the “largest human trafficking venue on the planet” to Representative Chris Smith, NJ, who said “One Super Bowl after another after another has shown itself to be one of the largest events in the world where the cruelty of human trafficking goes on for several weeks”.  Those quotes and many others have been repeated by breathless news reporters on almost every media outlet. The truth is that there is no ‘single largest incidence of human trafficking’ as the Super Bowl was called in 2011 by the Texas Attorney General who also talked about 10,000 to 100,000 victims being trafficked into Dallas. Despite a lot of press conferences and preparations each year by each city where the event will be held, each year there is no evidence of these claims. Read More.


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