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WHEREAS, human trafficking is heinous crime, impacting millions of victims worldwide and found in the United States in the form of commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, involuntary servitude, and debt bondage; and

WHEREAS, this horrific crime which denies human dignity and freedom exists in our nation, State and communities; and

WHEREAS, even as awareness of this crime is growing, human trafficking continues to go unreported due to the isolating nature, the misunderstanding of its definition, and the lack of awareness of its indicators; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State providing education on how to identify victims of human trafficking along with sharing knowledge of local resources and services for those affected by these criminal actions can help to restore freedom and dignity to identified survivors, as well as diminish the number of future victims; and

WHEREAS, every business, community organization, faith community, family and individual can make a difference by purchasing products that are not made by forced labor; by working to protect our young people from sexual exploitation; by addressing the problem of internet sex trafficking and pornography; and by becoming more aware of the problem and possible solutions; and

WHEREAS, throughout the State, human trafficking organizations and task force members are spearheading community outreach and education, legislative advocacy, training, promotion of services to survivors of human trafficking, and collaboration with law enforcement to hold buyers and exploiters accountable for the harms they cause; and

WHEREAS, I encourage all Nevadans to become more informed regarding this illegal practice, to be vigilant and report suspicious activity and work together towards solutions to end human trafficking in all its forms in Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim January 11, 2022, as

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 17 day of December 2021

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