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!
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:
- Strengthen the strategic organizing of our current coalitions to develop collective impact in their community
- Empower coalitions to increase awareness and understanding of human trafficking
- Equip advocacy for training and integration of prevention policies in public and private sectors
- Protect youth from becoming victims of sex trafficking or potential buyers
- Increase awareness on the root causes of human trafficking
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
Welcome a New Coalition in Skagit County!
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.
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.