Washington Engage seeks to prevent sex and labor trafficking in Washington State through initiatives and tools to organize and empower local community groups to take action
What is CAI? Progress of CAI Map of Action Teams             

February 2014 Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter to read about our January efforts, the cities & counties that have signed the Anit-Trafficking Proclamation, a fundraising opportunity, upcoming events and our 2013 Financial Report : click HERE

Trafficking Awareness Event at CenturyLink Field  Sat, January 11th 2014
It just so happens that the first Seahawks playoff game falls on National Human Trafficking Day......  Please join the East King County and Pierce County CAT teams as they bring awareness to Our City!
Gathering @11:30am on Occidental Ave S. in front of Sluggers & the Elysian
Event Begins @12pm
   Click here for more information

WA Engage's 2013 Accomplishments!

Read about our amazing year full of accomplishments, recognition, and presentations. Read our 2013 Accomplishment Summary

WA Engage 2014  Goals
For 2014, we need your support to further the CAT Initiative through the following project goals:
  1. Strengthen the strategic organizing of our current coalitions to develop collective impact in their community
  2. Empower coalitions to increase awareness and understanding of human trafficking
  3. Equip advocacy for training and integration of prevention policies in public and private sectors
  4. Protect youth from becoming victims of sex trafficking or potential buyers
  5. Increase awareness on the root causes of human trafficking
Success will enable replication of coalitions in new areas in 2015.

Finalist of the 2013 Social Venture Partners Seattle Fast Pitch

Our Executive Director, Rose Gundersen, competed as one of the 10 Finalists at McCaw Hall and placed 2nd in the Young Non-profit category. Please see pictures and event here This event is sponsored by Social Venture Partners.

Engage for IMPACT Summit Report
We had 150 attendees at the Engage for IMPACT Summit on  October 5th, 2013. Read Summary Report 

Welcome a New Coalition in Skagit County!
A core group of women from three local Soroptimist International (SI) chapters was the spark behind the formation of a new Coalition Against Trafficking in Skagit County. They had heard our statewide community coalition vision from our Executive Director’s keynote speech at their District Conference. Read More...

Prevent, Identify and Respond to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors - a video and report by the Institute of Medicine

Our 2013 Summit's Media Advisory: Battle against human trafficking ranges from the courtroom to the classroom
A Summit to spotlight how lawyers, leaders and activists can engage collectively to put traffickers on the defense

Our media advisory is a joint-effort with Tacoma attorneys who persuaded the court to permit an unprecedented review to hold Backpage.com liable for knowingly permitting selling of minors online. Click here for the full content.

Summit Endorsement from Leaders are Coming In!
Many leaders have signed the UNIFIED VOICE endorsement declaration to support the Summit, including a video message from our former State Attorney General. Please click here.

WA State laws earned PERFECT score in the 2013 State Rating
Washington State leaders and anti-trafficking advocates are proud to receive Polaris Project's perfect score, sharing the  TOP rating in law (of all 50 states) with New Jersey. Please read our Comment here or click on the NEWS tab above.