Montanans Against Human Trafficking
IS THIS AN ISSUE IN MONTANA?
Yes. Human trafficking is not just an issue that occurs "somewhere else." In fact, Montana is known as "The Truck Stop State" in sex trafficking circles. The many stops located along the I-90 corridor make it a convenient route for traffickers. Along with this, our state's size – one which could fit nine east coast states within its borders – coupled with the low population, makes Montana all too convenient of a place for this horrific crime to occur. In Billings, a 14-year-old girl can sell for $900 an hour. (Source: FBI)
Since 2007, there have been 650 contacts (phone calls, texts, online chats, emails, and webforms) received by the National Human Trafficking Hotline that reference Montana. Of the 650 total contacts, 87 are from 2019. Of the confirmed cases from 2007-2019, the 2019 cases alone account for 23%. These numbers only represent what has been reported.
IF THE SITUATION IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911
FOR NON-EMERGENCY CALLS, CONTACT: MONTANA HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
Operation Underground Railroad held a world wide event encouraging us to rise up to stop modern day slavery known as human trafficking
Citizen Journalists, multimedia content creators are the reason we are here. Raising up your voice is central to our mission. We are a team, lifting each other by the variety of our talents and skills. The most important element in this is capturing and sharing the unique thoughts, wisdom and artforms that come to us as we ponder the world in our hearts. Seeing now clearly how badly the people who arrogate themselves into positions of power and influence over us, are bungling the job. They have never attempted to serve the people who are the source of their wealth and power, they only seek to exploit us.