First Lady Abbott Relaunches Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

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AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – First Lady Cecilia Abbott relaunched the statewide “Can You See Me?” human trafficking awareness campaign at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin on Thursday.

The multimedia campaign seeks to highlight the realities of human trafficking through a series of billboards displayed in public spaces and transportation hubs across more than 70 Texas cities throughout this year.

“Texas is a national leader in the fight against human trafficking, and the relaunch of this successful campaign will help us continue to raise awareness and call people to action against this heinous crime,” said First Lady Abbott. “I am grateful for the continued collaboration with A21 and the Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas as we work together to put an end to human trafficking.”

According to the First Lady, the 2019-2022 “Can You See Me?” campaign resulted in an over 30 percent increase in calls across Texas to the National Trafficking Hotline and earned the Human Trafficking Impact of the Year in Transportation Award in 2020 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Anyone who suspects human trafficking activity is urged to call the Polaris National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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