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AG Stein to Hold News Conference with Truckers Against Trafficking, the NC Trucking Association and the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission

Release date: 3/7/2017

For Planning Purposes:
March 7, 2017
 
Contact:
Laura Brewer
(919) 716-6484
 
MEDIA ADVISORY:  March 9, 2017
AG Stein to Hold News Conference with Truckers Against Trafficking, the NC Trucking Association
and the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission

WHO: AG Josh Stein will join the NC Human Trafficking Commission, the NC Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking, an organization that educates drivers and truck stop employees about human trafficking. The event will feature the Freedom Drivers project, an exhibit that showcases information on domestic sex trafficking, the artifacts and stories of survivors and ways the trucking industry is fighting this crime.
 
WHAT: A discussion about human trafficking in North Carolina and how it can be stopped.
 
WHERE: North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters                                
1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
 
WHEN:Thursday, March 9, 2017
              Press conference: 9:15 a.m.
              Tours of the Freedom Drivers Project: 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
 
              Opportunity for press to interview panelists in JFHQ press room: 2:15 p.m.
 
Panelists include:
Secretary Erik A. Hooks, NC Department of Public Safety
Director Robert Schurmeier, NC State Bureau of Investigation
Col. Glenn M. McNeill, Commander, NC State Highway Patrol
Sheriff Keith Stone, Nash County Sheriff's Office
Major Richard “Rick” E. Hoffman, Raleigh Police Department
Christine Shaw Long, Director of Social Ministries, The Salvation Army of Wake County

 
WHY: North Carolina consistently ranks high in human trafficking due to our proximity to the coast, I-95 and I-85, our agrarian economy and our high number of military installations and college campuses.