National Press Club

NPC Newsmaker plans to examine human sex trafficking in America, April 29 at 10 a.m.

April 21, 2014 | By Patti Giglio |

The National Press Club plans to host a Newsmaker press conference on human sex trafficking in America on Tuesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

All NPC Newsmaker events are open to credentialed journalists and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance reservations are required.

The results of a new survey on the growth in human sex trafficking — especially involving children, done by the National Association of Counties (NACo), is expected to be released at the Newsmaker event. A panel aims to discuss the findings, along with the actions federal and county level officials are taking to combat the problem. Scheduled panelists include:

  • Rep. Ted Poe,R-Texas, author of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, H.R. 3530;
  • Don Knabe, chair of the Los Angeles County, Calif., Board of Supervisors; and
  • Jessica M., a trafficking survivor and a leader in the anti-trafficking campaign.