In California, many vulnerable women and young girls are held against their will and forced to sell their bodies. The victims are often girls as young as 12 who are sexually exploited for the financial gain of human traffickers. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego are recognized by the FBI as high intensity child sex trafficking areas.
Human trafficking is the most hidden and severe form of child abuse, gender inequality, civil and human rights abuse in our society today.
This November, Californian voters have a chance to unite and fight back against human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children with Prop 35:
- Increase prison terms to keep human traffickers accountable.
- Require convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders.
- Require all registered sex offenders to disclose their internet accounts.
- Require criminal fines from convicted human traffickers to pay for services to help victims.
Prop 35 has been endorsed by organizations representing over 90,000 rank and file California Peace Officers, advocates for the protection of children, including Marc Klaas and John Walsh, and survivors of human trafficking.
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"Current California law does not adequately reflect the severity of this heinous crime." Brian Marvel, San Diego Police Officers Association President
“At age 14 I ran away from my home. I thought I was on the path to a better life, but instead I ran right into the arms of a human trafficker. For years, I was physically, sexually, and emotionally abused – all when I was still just a child. As a survivor of these experiences, I’m asking Californians to take a stand against human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children in our state and pass Prop 35.” Leah, human trafficking survivor
“I was only 10 when I was first exploited by a trafficker. I suffered years of abuse, while the trafficker profited. Please stand up for women and children who are being trafficked on the streets and online. Vote Yes on 35 to stop human trafficking.” - Withelma, human trafficking survivor
“This ballot initiative is a comprehensive and effective response to an epidemic that plagues our state and must be stopped in order to protect our children from what is modern day slavery." Sharmin Bock, nationally renown human trafficking prosecutor
"Let's make Prop 35 the overwhelming mandate of the good citizens of the State of California!" -Marc Klaas, child advocate and President of KlaasKids Foundation