Republican Women Firsts

Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn

Celebrating the successes of 2018, let’s take a moment to review our firsts as Women in the GOP.

 

 

Modern Day Slavery in the US


 

Modern Day Slavery! There’s no other name for it. A slavery driven by demand and neglect. When the value of human life is eradicated, as in our pro-death culture, good people must step up and protect those around them, as well as support the efforts of law enforcement and recovery programs.

Sex Trafficking Is a Pandemic in the US, and It’s Time to End Demand

 

Come one, come all!


Our December Caring for America project will provide personal care items to residents of Beacon Light in McClure, Snyder County through donations by our members and friends.  Please bring items to the Christmas Party or email us for other arrangements.

Barbara Bush Literacy Project

 

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is committed to giving the precious gift of literacy to the millions of Americans who cannot read. The NFRW, working in concert with the Barbara Bush Foundation, asks local clubs to share their literacy projects each September during NFRW Literacy Month. This annual program was established by the NFRW Literacy Committee in 2002. (nfrw.org)

SUNACRW has participated every year since our formation.  Our projects have ranged from creating a reading corner for children whose parents are seeking social services to donations to special literacy projects.  In recent years, SUNACRW has donated the same title to one library in each of our service counties.

We are aware of the damage at several of our local school district libraries and encourage everyone to donate new books to restock those devastated by the rainy summer weather and mold.

Modern Slavery: prolific and profitable


Human trafficking is here, it’s local, and much of it is in plain sight, not hidden behind fences and barbed wire.  It is modern slavery trapping men and women everywhere into forced labor and sexual exploitation.  Human trafficking is the #2 criminal enterprise, behind the drug trade.  But it is growing, with $32 billion in profits in 2016.

While trafficking conjures up a mental picture of sweltering shipping containers overloaded with human cargo, the reality is much of it doesn’t move the victim from place to place.  Those who are trafficked are used in their own locales and by people who have gained their trust.  Forced labor and sexual exploitation know no geographical boundaries and often, intersect with local drug trade.  It preys on the vulnerable, particularly those without economic or social stability.

Pennsylvania’s Act 105, anti-trafficking legislation enacted in 2014, includes criminal and civil recourse for victims of human trafficking.  Yet most victims do not willingly come forward due to fear of their trafficker, language or cultural barriers, or fear of law enforcement.  Even in highly public settings, most trafficked individuals will not ask for help.

NFRW has prioritized the fight against human trafficking and asked each state and council to act accordingly.

PFRW’s legislative director, Margaret Recupido has led the effort statewide by educating board members and regional directors on ways to equip their Republican Women.

SUNACRW works with several organizations to provide both financial support and supplies to those who first connect with victims of trafficking.    For security purposes we do not name our partners, but our projects have included providing flashlights with alarms to young women in a residential program, for previously trafficked youth and supporting direct care programs.

What can you do?

  • Educate yourself on issues related to trafficking in labor, sex, etc.
  • Befriend vulnerable individuals who may be at risk.  Strong families and appropriate friendships provide barriers to traffickers looking for victims.
  • Get involved with programs that work to provide victims with new opportunities, education and counseling.
  • Report suspected trafficking to the police.
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