Second Life of Chattanooga joined with the Tennessee Non-Governmental Organization Coalition in thanking Senator Bob Corker for his recent support of a Senate letter against human trafficking. The letter was to Village Voice Media concerning their site Backpage.com and its role in facilitating human trafficking throughout the United States.
“It is encouraging to know that someone is providing leadership at the national level to turn the tide of this terrible crime,” Terri Self, co-executive director of Second Life Chattanooga said.
There have been two reports released by Operation Broken Silence and End Slavery Tennessee revealing a connection between Backpage.com and human trafficking in Tennessee. These reports can be found on the Operation Broken Silence website at www.operationbrokensilence.org.
The Tennessee NGO Coalition is grateful for Senator Corker’s efforts against online human trafficking and continues working to stop human sex trafficking and slavery.
Second Life of Chattanooga is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking in the greater Chattanooga area. Through partnerships with other community organizations, Second Life works to champion hope and justice for the 300,000 children at risk for sexual exploitation and slavery in the United States annually. For more information and involvement opportunities, visit www.secondlifechattanooga.org.