July 19, 2019
June was a month of outreach and consensus-building. We continued to add to our community impact. So far in 2019:
10 Meetings with elected officials
15 Speaking Engagements
2,340 Campaign Postcards Signed by Citizens and sent to elected officials
Global Hope 365 continued to advocate for the end of Child Marriage in California. We closely follow legislative advancements across the United States. The legislative sessions have adjourned for the summer. We had some progress and some disappointments.
Throughout the month of June, we had no idea the bomb that would drop in July with the Epstein indictment. This high profile case allows us to further the conversation on how pervasive sex trafficking in our society and it shows the extent of the abuses of power. These high profile cases are only the tip of the iceberg in this $150 billion crime industry. Please refer to our blog post titled Sex Trafficking Headlines.
July 30th is the annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This year the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is focusing on highlighting the importance of Government action in the interest of victims of trafficking. If you are completely disgusted by the details of the Epstein case, please donate to Global Hope 365. Donate Here.
Save the Date! Global Hope 365 and UCI Law School will host a Town Hall meeting on Child Marriage and Human Trafficking on Saturday, September 14th at UCI.
Here is a list of our activities in June:
Tuesday, June 4th- Rima provides Human Trafficking awareness to teenagers at Sage Hill Schoo in Newport Coast.
Tuesday, June 18th- Rima speaks at the Newport Beach Women Democratic Club.
Thursday, June 20th- The Louisiana legislature passes a weak law that does not protect children from Child Marriage. Read the details on our blog.
Tuesday, June 25th- At the Irvine City Council Meeting, the Mayor of Irvine and Irvine City Council presented a city proclamation, declaring Irvine as an International City of Peace. Read more on our blog.
Wednesday, June 26th- Rima speaks to the Interfaith Women’s Group, Women Drivers.