Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Arizona Capitol Dome Lit Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 2, 2018

PHOENIX - The Arizona State Capitol Dome will be lit blue throughout the month of January, proclaimed Human Trafficking Prevention Month by Governor Ducey,  in an effort to bring greater awareness and attention to the horrific crime of human trafficking. Human trafficking victimizes vulnerable populations including women, children, and impoverished individuals and has impacted over 20.9 million victims worldwide.  

 

"Arizona is taking a stand against human trafficking," said Governor Ducey. "I encourage everyone to look for opportunities to spread the word and speak out against this crime. Every citizen can aid in identifying trafficking victims and can help create safe and accepting avenues for victims to disclose abuse. Together we can and we must end human trafficking."

 

Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Cindy McCain and Gil Orrantia, the Arizona Human Trafficking Council serves as a state and national leader in responding to human trafficking and facilitating systemic change.  In partnership with the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Council will be running a Human Trafficking awareness campaign on social media and through various state and community partners. You can participate in the campaign on Twitter @AZGOYFF or on Facebook @GOYFF.

 

"I'm pleased that Governor Ducey will light the Arizona Capitol blue to mark January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month," stated Mrs. McCain. "Arizona is leading the fight against human trafficking and educating every citizen on the signs of human trafficking and prevention tactics and raising awareness are among our best tools to reduce this horrific crime."

Individuals seeking to learn more about the Council or how they can become more involved in the fight against human trafficking are encouraged to visit EndSexTrafficking.AZ.gov. People who observe any of the warning signs associated with human trafficking are encouraged to call the National Trafficking Hotline at 1.888.373.7­­888 or text "help" to 233733.