Senator Sam Brownback, Chairman
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
June 2, 2005
HELSINKI COMMISSION TO EXPLORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING
IN THE UNITED STATES
(Washington) - Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a hearing on the problem of human trafficking of American citizens in the United States:
EXPLOITING AMERICANS ON AMERICAN SOIL:
DOMESTIC TRAFFICKING EXPOSED
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
2237 Rayburn House Office Building
The featured panelists will be:
Dr. Susan Orr
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – To be announced.
Mr. Frank Barnaba
President & Founder
Paul & Lisa Program
Ms. Norma Hotaling
Executive Director & Founder
Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE) Project
Ms. Leisa B.
A survivor of domestic trafficking
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.
Media Contact: James E. Geoffrey, II
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United States of America
Trafficking in Human Beings