Groundswell of Responsibility in the Media
By administrator
January 06, 2012

It's a hidden truth -- girls and boys are bought and sold for sex right here in our own backyards. Village Voice Media's Backpage.com is used by pimps as a prominent commercial platform to traffic kids for sexual exploitation. Fifty-one U.S. Attorneys General have called on Village Voice Media's Backpage.com to shut down its Adult section. Groundswell has brought together a coalition of more than 400 faith and moral leaders who amplified their request and stated that, morally, a single trafficked boy or girl is one too many.

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The Seattle Times, December 28, 2011
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Christian Science Monitor, December 28, 2011
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