With yesterday’s passing of bill S. 178, known as The Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act of 2015, American society has taken one step closer to fighting such atrocities against humanity.
Unanimously passing in the Senate by a vote of 99-0, the bill focuses on providing justice for the victims of trafficking as well as additional support in combating the illegal trade.
Based out of Englewood, Colorado, Truckers Against Trafficking continues their drive to educate, inform, train and bring help and solutions to combat domestic human trafficking. With their first-of-its-king mobile exhibit, The Freedom Drivers Project travels the country providing an inside look into human trafficking by offering educational information for trucking professionals and the general public as well.
Beginning as an initiative of Chapter 61 Ministries in 2009 and officially becoming a 501(c)3 organization in 2011, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) continues to have an impact on the atrociousness of human trafficking. Most recently, Conway Truckload driver, Kevin Kimmel “made the call” which led to the rescue of a young lady who had been kidnapped out of Iowa. Mr. Kimmel was recognized on April 3, 2015 when Truckers Against Trafficking presented the driver with their 2015 Harriet Tubman Award.
Additionally on yesterday, the same day of the passing of bill S. 178, Truckers Against Trafficking received the Suzanne McDaniel Memorial Award for Public Awareness as part of the annual Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Awards at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D. C.
TAT was chosen for the award by U. S. Representative Ted Poe (R, TX). Bill Brady, an 18-year veteran over-the-road truck driver for Lodestar, accepted the award on behalf of TAT. A dedicated trucker against trafficking, Brady has been working with TAT since 2012, speaking at schools and colleges, working trucking shows for TAT and often driving the Freedom Drivers Project to various locations around the country.
Kylla Lanier, Deputy Director of Truckers Against Trafficking joined us as our special guest on Ask The Trucker “LIVE” on Saturday, April 25.
Mrs. Lanier discussed the continual efforts of Truckers Against Trafficking, more on The Freedom Drivers Project and shared the successful stories of professional truckers who are “making the call” and saving lives, plus much more.