Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Hosts Human Trafficking Summit

April 25, 2019
Press Release

STAFFORD, TX – This week, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), co-chair of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, hosted a human trafficking summit with local officials, law enforcement and community leaders. This summit expanded on Rep. Olson and Fort Bend County Judge KP George’s promise to develop a task force against human trafficking. Judge KP George, District Attorney Brian Middleton, Constable Wayne Thompson and representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texas Department of Public Safety, Elijah Rising and Traffick911 participated in the event at BAPS Mandir in Stafford. The summit consisted of a presentation, panel discussion and breakout training sessions about ways to combat human trafficking and provide help to the victims.

“As co-chair of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, I will continue to shine a light on the horrors of human trafficking,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “As human trafficking continues to rise through the I-10 corridor, bringing these groups together to coordinate and combat this modern day form of slavery is critical. I thank my friend Fort Bend County Judge KP George for partnering with me to end human trafficking in our backyard and beyond.”

Norah Rami and Sofie Marino are students at Clements High School in Sugar Land. They developed an app called “See and Say” that provides folks with an easily accessible and anonymous way to report human trafficking crimes. They did a presentation of how their app worked at the summit.  Norah and Sofie are the winners of Olson’s 2018 Congressional App Challenge.       

     
Rep. Olson and Judge KP George                                  Attendees listen to a presentation

   
The panel listens to a presentation                      Norah Rami and Sofie Marino present their app

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