Rapert joins bipartisan group to fight human trafficking in Arkansas

State Senator Jason Rapert (R-Conway) today issued the following statement on today’s bipartisan press conference on human trafficking in Arkansas and the creation of a meaningful law to combat it:

 “I am proud to be part of this bipartisan group that will work to strengthen Arkansas law on human trafficking. Arkansas is one of nine states that does not have any meaningful anti-human trafficking law on the books. Through the first three quarters of 2011, the amount of Arkansas calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center more than doubled the amount from the previous year.  Given that Arkansas is a crossroads for interstate highways linking our northern and southern borders, as well as the east, west and gulf coasts, it is imperative that we strengthen our laws to do our part to protect women and children, and all who are affected by this attack on humanity.”