U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement ahead of his participation in the 2nd Annual Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T. Rocking & Rally today:
“Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes, and sadly it’s happening right here on Orange County’s streets where young women and children are being bought and sold. I commend OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for continuing to raise awareness of both the criminals that commit this heinous crime as well as the innocent victims that need to be returned to their families. As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I’ll continue to ensure that federal law enforcement agencies are given the tools they need to work effectively with local authorities to keep our communities safe.”
The event, which is cohosted by the Orange County District Attorney’s office and Chapman University, aims to increase community awareness of the $32 billion a year human exploitation and trafficking industry, the second-largest criminal enterprise in the nation behind narcotics trafficking. The all-day rally will be held at Chapman University today and features food, music, and other entertainment. The rally is open to the public and free to attend.
As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce