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State Representative Steve Montenegro, R-Litchfield Park, said he would like to ensure that all Arizona high school graduates have a basic understanding of civics by having them pass a 100 question civics test.  Plans to introduce such a bill may take place when the Legislature reconvenes in January.

 

To read the article, go to: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley/2014/09/17/lawmaker-require-arizona-students-pass-citizenship-test/15798933/

 

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100,000: The number of American children who are victims of sex trafficking each year. On September 16, 2014, individuals, fundraisers, and nonprofit organization will unite for Everyone's Kids, Everyone Gives Day, a national, 24-hour giving day that will mobilize hundreds of organizations and thousands of people on a single day across the country to help fight child trafficking in the United States. With $50,000+ in prize incentives for participating nonprofits, make sure to join us now and raise awareness and support for this important national issue. To schedule your donation for September 16 and help stop US child trafficking, go to http://www.razoo.com/story/Arizona-Coalition-Against-Domestic-Violence .

 

Feel free to contact the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence (ACESDV) Training Department at 602-279-2900 with any questions.

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A new study release by ASU and Shared Hope International shows that the crime of soliciting sex from a Glossary Link minor in Arizona could more realistically be three months rather than the 24 years behind bars.

To read the article, go to: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/08/25/study-sex-trafficking-phoenix-low-sentences/14562839/

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Valley area law enforcement arrested at least one dozen men who are would be or current sex traffickers looking for new recruits.  You can read this article at:

 

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/08/22/phoenix-pimp-sting-facebook/14426917/ .

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