Emmons to host Capitol candlelight vigil honoring victims of human trafficking

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WHO:
Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan; members of the Legislature; human trafficking survivors; and concerned citizens.

WHAT:
Candlelight vigil to honor the lives of human trafficking victims and mark the beginning of new legislative efforts to prevent the crime in Michigan. All residents are welcome and are encouraged to bring a lighter, candle or flashlight.

WHEN: 
TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  
Michigan Capitol
East Lawn
Lansing, MI

WHY:
The vigil coincides with an iEmpathize Exhibit at the Michigan Capitol and two days of meetings of the Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee, which will consider proposed bipartisan legislation to combat the crime and support victims.

The committee will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 12-13 at 3 p.m. to hear testimony on six of the 19 recently introduced human trafficking bills. The panel meets in Room 210 of the Farnum Building, located at 125 W. Allegan St. in Lansing.

The iEmpathize Exhibit will be held in Room 53 of the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 3-5 p.m. and on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It offers a look into the world of human trafficking through film, photography and artifacts.

The exhibit is sponsored by Emmons; Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive; Michigan Abolitionist Project; and the Metro Coalition of Congregations project of the Harriet Tubman Center.

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