Trafficking in the U.S. increased by 35% last year according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
The average age of children trafficked is 11-14, affecting 300,000 to 400,000 children in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
83% of victims were U.S. citizens according to an investigation from 2008 to 2010 reported by the Congressional Research Service.
Trafficking is an estimated 32 billion dollar industry nationwide according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The 42: 7 PROJECT public events leading up to and after Super Bowl 52 will provide a tangible platform for all involved to showcase the positive answers they provide to stop human trafficking. This will include the presence of civic, corporate, non-profit, and faith-based entities, coming together to participate. Highlighted will be the unique mix of skills and resources that each bring to shed light, answers, and hope.
We are #MinnesotaBold. The 42:7 PROJECT will also highlight the bipartisan initiatives and collaborative efforts that have resulted in the “Minnesota model,” which has paved the way nationally for comprehensive strategies to combat human trafficking
Awareness - Action - Hope
Through 4 Distinctive Initiatives