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A bar of soap can save a human trafficking victim.  That doesn’t seem possible. Yet it has saved a few young people in Michigan and Ohio.  Theresa Flores started the campaign – S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) and is in Phoenix, AZ to assist in saving human trafficking victims.  To read her story, go to:  http://www.freep.com/story/life/2015/01/24/michigan-human-trafficking/22248107/

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Arizona recently passed a new law that requires all high school students and GED candidates to pass a 100 question civic test.  This test will become mandatory starting in the 2016-2017 school year and will require a 60% pass rate. The test will come from the civics portion of the Citizenship test and was created in the hope to create more informed citizens with a better understanding of the workings of the government.

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The Arizona Republic reported that billboards will be placed around the Phoenix area to raise awareness of Human Sex Trafficking for the next eight weeks. More than 60 billboards will be placed around the Phoenix area to take advantage of the notoriety of the Super Bowl.  To read the article, go to: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2015/01/07/billboards-aim-to-stop-human-trafficking/21398447/

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An article on posted on the online magazine - The American Prospect argues that as a society we have yet to “grapple with this history of slavery and its aftermath” and as a result black people in the United States continue to suffer under its legacies. This active avoidance of slavery’s legacies is in fact visible in a variety of sectors in our society, including advocacy around human trafficking.  To read more go to http://humantraffickingsearch.net/wp/slaverys-legacies-in-human-trafficking-advocacy/

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