The Children Trafficked Every Year In The U.S. Would Fill The 66,655 Seats In The U.S. Bank Stadium 5 TIMES.
REGARDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR SEX IN THE U.S.:
Trafficking in the U.S. increased by 35.7% last year according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
The average age of children trafficked is 11-14, affecting over 300,000 children in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
83% of victims were U.S. citizens according to the Congressional Research Service.
Trafficking is an estimated 32 billion dollar industry nationwide according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
A MOVEMENT TO BRING AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITH INITIATIVES LEADING UP TO AND AFTER SUPER BOWL 52.
The 42: 7 PROJECT public events leading up to and after Super Bowl 52 will provide a tangible platform for all involved to showcase the positive answers they provide to stop human trafficking. This will include the presence of civic, corporate, non-profit, and faith-based entities, coming together to participate. Highlighted will be the unique mix of skills and resources that each bring to shed light, answers, and hope.
We are #MinnesotaBold. The 42:7 PROJECT will also highlight the bipartisan initiatives and collaborative efforts that have resulted in the “Minnesota model,” which has paved the way nationally for comprehensive strategies to combat human trafficking.