10.01.19

Senator David Perdue Shines a Light on Human Trafficking

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), and Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association (GHLA) for a discussion on efforts to prevent and eradicate human trafficking across the country.

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L-R: Chip Rogers, Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09), Senator David Perdue

“Human trafficking touches every state and every industry,” said Senator Perdue. “Ending this epidemic requires an all-hands-on-deck approach with partnerships between law enforcement, community and business leaders, and faith-based organizations. The hotel industry has stepped up and trained thousands of employees to identify and stop human trafficking. Their efforts have already made a huge difference. At the state and federal level, we have taken action to increase penalties on those who commit these heinous crimes and better assist victims in their recovery. With everyone working together, I’m more confident than ever that we will be able to put human traffickers out of business in Georgia.”

“Thanks to our dedicated hoteliers across the country, our industry already has a strong record of combating trafficking and supporting survivors. Today, we are thrilled to continue building on this legacy by partnering with Senator Perdue and other Georgia lawmakers who help play a critical role in the fight against human trafficking here and throughout the United States,” said Chip Rogers, President and CEO of AHLA. “While there is still much more to do, we believe our partnership with lawmakers as well as our commitment to training and education will continue to make a difference.”

In the United States Senate, Senator Perdue has been a strong voice for ending human trafficking and increasing penalties for those convicted of such offenses. He supported multiple pieces of human trafficking legislation that have become law, including the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, Ending Modern Slavery Initiative Act, and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.

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 When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.