Recap: 2019 #TackleDemand Campaign
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 #TackleDemand campaign!
The #TackleDemand campaign aims to raise awareness about the demand for commercial sex at large sporting events. This demand fuels sex trafficking.
Throughout the week leading up to the Super Bowl, activists posted across social media using the hashtag #TackleDemand. As a result, our hashtag reached over 80,000 people!
Sex trafficking at the Super Bowl is a tragic reality that was proven true again this year. According to the FBI, 169 people were arrested in Atlanta on charges of sex trafficking during an 11-day operation around the Super Bowl. 18 victims were rescued, half of which were juveniles. These arrests highlight the importance of raising awareness about demand for commercial sex. Sex trafficking at the Super Bowl, and likewise other sporting events 365 days/year, is a reality. We must do whatever we can to educate people on this issue so we can #TackleDemand.
We also want to extend a special thank you to all of our partners. You can see a full list on our Tackle Demand webpage. Each of these organizations is an ally, and they’re all doing outstanding work to fight sex trafficking.
Two of our partners recently released videos about combatting sex trafficking. Exodus Cry made a video discussing the importance of destroying demand for commercial sex as a means to stop sex trafficking. In Our Backyard, who put boots on the ground in Atlanta to stop trafficking at this year’s Super Bowl, produced a video on how we can extend a lifeline to trafficking victims. Be sure to watch them!