Sex Trafficking Prevention Bill

Legislators will introduce a bipartisan sex trafficking prevention bill during the 2018 session. The bill modifies current child sexual abuse prevention curriculum in public schools to include sexual exploitation prevention. Call your MN Senators and Representatives and make sure they sign on to this bill.

 Photo Credit: Star Tribune

Photo Credit: Star Tribune

Proposed by an enterprising group of Hopkins High School students - Girls United MN. Girls United MN was started in 2014 by Jessica Melnik to empower young women and develop leadership skills in junior high and high school girls.

“Jessica and her Girls United colleagues have worked tirelessly to bring legislators together and move this initiative forward. With all the attention the Twin Cities area is receiving with the Super Bowl, the efforts are quite timely,” - Rep Laurie Prior, co-author of the bill.

This bill has bipartisan support. Co-authors for this legislation include: Senator Steve Cwodzinski [D-Minnetonka], Senator Carla Nelson [R-Rochester], Senator Sandy Pappas [D-St. Paul], Senator Eric Pratt [R-Prior Lake], Representative Jon Applebaum [D-Minnetonka], Representative Peggy Bennett [R-Albert Lea], Representative Brian Daniels [R-Faribault], Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein [D-New Brighton], Representative Jenifer Loon [R-Eden Prairie], Representative Kathy Lohmer [R-Stillwater], Representative Erin Murphy [D-St. Paul], Representative Dave Pinto [D-St. Paul], Representative Dean Urdahl [R-Grove City], and Representative Abigail Whelan [R-Ramsey].

For more information: Sex Trafficking Prevention Bill - The Link, Hopkins Junior Helps Unveil Bill That Would Provide Anti-Trafficking Lessons to Schools - The Star Tribune, and Hopkins Students Inspire Sex Trafficking Bill - KARE11.

Call your MN Senators and Representatives and make sure they sign on to this bill.