Secretary of State

Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”
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Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”

In the lead up to the election, pundits strained themselves bending over backwards to claim that Democrats’ focus on so-called “social issues” leaves them out of touch from the everyday concerns “ordinary” people deal with. But surprise: The results of the 2022 midterms prove otherwise. All five states with abortion on the ballot—California, Michigan, Vermont,…

Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines
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Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines

Northampton, MA –News Direct– American Airlines American has become an industry leader in combating human trafficking and child exploitation. We have mandatory human trafficking awareness training for our frontline, customer-facing team members — including flight attendants, pilots and airport customer service representatives — as well as for team members with international purchasing responsibilities. This training…

The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic's Extreme Right (OPINION) – Latino Rebels
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The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic's Extreme Right (OPINION) – Latino Rebels

Flag of the Dominican Republic Translation by Hector Luis Alamo In the Dominican Republic, the rise of the far right is shaking the very foundations of democracy, just as it is in the United States and Europe. One element that has facilitated this rise has been the irrational opposition to immigration. The vitality of democracy…

Fareway joins Secretary Pate's efforts to combat human trafficking in Iowa – Vinton Today
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Fareway joins Secretary Pate's efforts to combat human trafficking in Iowa – Vinton Today

Fareway Stores, Inc. announced today it has joined a statewide coalition to end human trafficking in Iowa. The Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking (IBAT) initiative is led by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. Fareway is a family-owned business based in Boone, Iowa. They are working with Secretary Pate’s office to find ways to prevent human…

Memorandum on Presidential Determination with Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons
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Memorandum on Presidential Determination with Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons

Presidential Determination No.        2023-02 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT:       Presidential Determination with Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7107) (the “Act”), as amended, I hereby determine as follows: As provided for in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of…

Kazakhstan's New Measures to Protect Human Rights – Modern Diplomacy
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Kazakhstan's New Measures to Protect Human Rights – Modern Diplomacy

Seemingly, the relations between Russia and Kyrgyzstan have not changed since the commencement of Russia’s special military operation (SMO) in Ukraine. Kyrgyzstan continues to emphasize the importance of its strategic alliance with Russia, whereas the Russian leadership accentuates the significance of the Kyrgyz Republic (KR) in trade, economic and security issues. Meanwhile, Kyrgyz President Sadyr…

New initiative aims to combat human trafficking in Mississippi
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New initiative aims to combat human trafficking in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, Secretary of State Michael Watson (R-Miss.) announced the launch of a new initiative, Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking (MBAT). MBAT is a statewide initiative to raise awareness and empower Mississippi businesses to combat human trafficking. The initiative is open to any business, nonprofit organization, or association in the state that…

Secretary of State launches anti-human trafficking training for Mississippi businesses
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Secretary of State launches anti-human trafficking training for Mississippi businesses

Secretary of State Michael Watson speaks at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., Thursday, July 28, 2022. A new initiative to combat human trafficking was launched Wednesday by Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson and business leaders. The Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking, or MBAT, program will provide training to businesses and employees on how…

Will the West brush Ukraine biolab allegations just like the Kosovo organ trafficking?
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Will the West brush Ukraine biolab allegations just like the Kosovo organ trafficking?

By Aleksandar Pavic In crisis after crisis, Western narrative control kicks into overdrive to shift blame, whitewash culprits, or make sure inconvenient lines of questioning are never pursued Soon after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent descent on Taiwan, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, called out Nicholas Burns, America’s ambassador to China, for “keeping…