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Statewide Partnership of Tennessee Women’s Funds Alliance Announces Resource to Address Human Trafficking in Tennessee

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State legislatures, law enforcement officials and service providers join Women’s Funds to address the issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the rise of human sex trafficking crimes in Tennessee, which predominantly threaten the safety and well-being of women and girls, a newly formed partnership of Women’s Funds across Tennessee will launch a public campaign to increase awareness of the crime and a resource to help address it.

Representatives from The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga, The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis will be joined by sponsors of legislation focused on human trafficking, and state and local law enforcement representatives. Major findings on human trafficking in Tennessee also will be highlighted.

WHO:           
Ann Coulter, The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga
Representatives of other Tennessee Women’s Funds
Rep. Jim Coley, Bartlett-Tenn.
Rep. Debra Moody, Covington-Tenn.
Rep. Eric Watson, Cleveland-Tenn.
Sen. Doug Overbey, Maryville-Tenn.
Mark Gwyn, Director of The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Margie Quin, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

WHAT:          
Statewide Partnership of Tennessee Women’s Funds Alliance Announces Human Sex Trafficking Resource

WHEN:          
Thursday, March 7, 2013
12 p.m.

WHERE:        
Legislative Plaza, Room 29
19 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN

CONTACT:            
Contact Kara Fagan at kfagan@cfgc.org or 423-265-0586, with The Women’s Funds Alliance and The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga; or Rebecca Finley, at rfinley@cfmt.org or 615-321-4939, with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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