Riding Against Traffic

A Cross-Country “Counter-Trafficking” Bicycle Ride A ride for trafficking prevention, intervention and aftercare Syracuse Stop July 22, 2013 First Baptist Church 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville 6pm  Cyclist’s Arrival Free food and live entertainment 6:45  Garrett’s Story 7:15  How Can Young People Fight Trafficking? and Stories from Local and International Anti-Trafficking Workers Local Anti-Trafficking Agencies Represented: Vera House, La Liga, Onondaga CASA, Matilda Joslyn

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Your voice is needed!

It’s time to let our New York Congress hear our voices!  We need your help to ask the New York State Assembly to take action on the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act. (TVPJA) What is the TVPJA?  It is proposed legislation (A.2240/S.2135) that improves the State’s efforts to end human trafficking by enhancing protection for trafficking victims—particularly for sexually exploited children. It increases accountability for

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International Justice Mission Speaker – Jim Martin

Jim Martin is the IJM Vice President of Church Mobilization.  He is returning to CNY April 14.  Jim will be sharing about the work of IJM, how our efforts here in CNY are making a difference in ending human trafficking and celebrating the amazing work in progress, thanks to your participation. Jim will be speaking 3 times on Sunday, April 14 at Eastern Hills

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March 15 NYState Anti-Trafficking Coalition meeting in Syracuse

  The New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition (NYSATC) is a group of nearly 100 organizations that have come together to strengthen New York’s response to Human Trafficking. Please join us on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 1PM-3:30PM for a meeting to discuss human trafficking in the Syracuse region and the NYSATC’s legislative advocacy agenda, the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act. We will finish

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Use your voice for the voiceless today! Make a phone call

Many anti-trafficking organizations have been working for over a year and a half to spread the word and get the TRVPA passed. Today I received this email from The Polaris Project that spells out clearly what you can do to add your voice. One phone call. I made mine. make yours now. -Kathy The House of Representatives has scheduled critical votes on the Trafficking

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Vote for Syracuse

Human trafficking in America can take many forms. But one common thread is the preying on the vulnerable. A community that cares for the vulnerable can create a strong resistance to the plight of modern day slavery taking hold in their midst. In Syracuse we have the opportunity to strength our community, provide opportunities for those on the NorthSide and create a stronger resistance

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Roll Up Your Sleeves

CNY Freedom Makers its beginning to look at how we might roll up our sleeves and take action against modern-day slavery right here at home.  There are laws that will strengthen the fight against human trafficking both at a state and national level that our legislators need to take action on.  There are steps we can take to educate our own community to recognize

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Freedom Maker in the News

Did you catch the latest CNY Freedom Maker in the news last week?  If not see it here.  Jeff is doing what he can to raise awareness, advocate for freedom and provide funding for justice.  What are you doing?  Let us know and we’ll share your event/idea/actions.

Open House Reflections

CNY Freedom Makers are finding many ways to be involved, bring awareness and raise funds for freedom.  The Worthingtons held an Open House at their Historic Home last weekend.  Friends and neighbors provided baked goods to sell during the open house.  They shared their home, their time and the cause and raised a total of $865 towards freedom in our justice initiative. Read Juliane’s

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No Age Limit

There is no age limit on being a CNY Freedom Maker.  A group of 4-6th graders from Eastern Hills in Manlius has been learning about modern slavery, creating posters to raise awareness and collecting Loose Change to add to the CNY Freedom Maker justice initiative (which is up to $29,863.70 today) These kids are inspiring.  What are you doing to be a Freedom Maker?  

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