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How Inclusion and Bipartisanship Can ‘End Demand’ for Human Trafficking

Homeland Security Today
September 7, 2014
Written by Dr. Christi Scott Bartman, faculty member, Public Administration at American Public University

On June 20, I watched Ohio’s governor challenge others to re-engage, step up and do something to make a difference in the value system on which our country was founded as he signed The “End Demand Act (House Bill 130) into law.  The legislation is intended to reduce the market- driven demand for human trafficking by targeting the “johns.” It’s the latest in a round of successes in Ohio’s fight against human trafficking.
 
The bill achieved unanimous support in a time of gridlock. But we all know that nothing is simple or easy. In hopes that more localities might take up this issue that was effectively addressed in Ohio, I would like to highlight some of the most successful aspects of the process.
 

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