March Forum: Human Trafficking - GLOBAL AND RIGHT HERE

Thursday, March 5 at 7 PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave. (at Seneca)

The March 5th forum on human trafficking will discuss the scope of the problem, what is being done and what needs to be done. If you think it does not happen in your neighborhood and that it does not happen to our children, you are wrong.


Leslie Briner, MSW, is Commercial Sexual Exploitation Training and Policy Coordinator for YouthCare in Seattle. She implemented the Bridge Program, a Continuum of Services for Sexually Exploited youth.

Valiant Richey, a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County, works in the Special Assault Unit which handles cases involving sexual abuse of children and adults and the physical abuse of children. He is one of two local coordinators for "Buyer Beware: A Partnership to End Sexual Exploitation," a King County initiative funded by Demand Abolition.

Rose Gunderson is co-founder and Director of Washington Engage which works with community coalitions to deal with human trafficking emphasizing prevention and development.

They Represent You

They Represent You: Directory of Elected Officials (TRY) contains contact information for elected officials in Washington state, legislative committees, political parties and more, and is updated each year. The new edition is now available.

View TRY 2015 online. Websites and email addresses are hyperlinked so you can click directly to the person you wish to contact.

Free copies are available at the League office, at local libraries and many county and city offices. Help support this valuable community resource with tax-deductible donation to our Education Fund.

Email to request a copy, including your name, address and phone number. One or two directories may be mailed free of charge. For up to 150, the League requests postage reimbursement, or feel free to stop by our office to pick up your copies (click here for map and directions) . Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

February Forum: Hospital Mergers - How Will They Affect Your Care?

If you missed our Feb. 5th forum, you can watch the video.

Health care service delivery is changing rapidly with hospital mergers and affiliations. When religiously affiliated hospitals merge with secular hospitals, the values of the religious organization can determine what services patients receive. Citizen activism helps to assure that patients are not denied family planning services and end-of-life support when religiously affiliated hospitals are the only options available. Panelists Professor Jamie Shirley(UW School of Nursing), Theresa Connor (Compassion & Choices), and Leah Rutman (American Civil Liberties Union) discuss the topic.

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