NOT HERE Presents:  The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking

November 12 & 13, 2015

The Countdown: 96 days remaining


August 4th began our 100 day countdown leading up to The Governor’s Summit on Human Trafficking in Maine. Over these 100 days, we will be sharing a fact, a resource, or a perspective each day, to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and inspire action against injustice, both domestically, and globally.

Today’s Featured Resource: Labor Trafficking in Sales Crews 

Last month, Polaris, a leader in the global fight against human trafficking, released a disturbing report detailing labor trafficking within the traveling sales crew industry in the United States – and it’s impact on America’s youth. The industry, largely unregulated, employs young people as traveling door to door sales personnel selling everything from magazines to cleaning products.


Youth are often controlled by their traffickers with threats, psychological manipulation, and abuse. Traffickers are able to make substantial profits while often avoiding detection by law enforcement officials. Young people end up trapped, often in unfamiliar cities far from home, isolated from their friends and families, and unprotected from their abusers. 


Do you want to know more?  



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