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Press Release: Operation Underground Railroad Plans Demonstration at Idaho Capitol Against Human Trafficking

By • July 29, 2020

The Boise Operation Underground Railroad volunteers are hosting a demonstration Thursday, July 30th at the Idaho Capitol building from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information, please see the Facebook
event or go to www.ourrescue.org

You can visit the event link here if you wish to attend the event at the capitol in Boise. PLEASE NOTE: It is going to be extremely hot in Boise (over 100 degrees) so please bring water and dress accordingly!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 20, 2020
OPERATION UNDERGROUND RAILROAD PLANS
DEMONSTRATIONS AS TRAFFICKING NUMBERS
INCREASE AMID PANDEMIC

O.U.R. To Hold Free Live Streamed Event on July 30,
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – Operation Underground Railroad will be hosting a live streamed event on July 30th (World Day Against Trafficking in Persons) to raise awareness to help stop the fastest growing criminal
enterprise in the world. Right now, it’s estimated that there are 2 million children worldwide involved some way in sex trafficking and slavery. Every 30 seconds a person is sold into sex slavery, and now you have a
chance to help a group rescuing these children.

O.U.R. also has 30 demonstration leaders (and growing) in respective communities around the United States that plan to Rise Up on July 30th. The goal of these demonstrations is to call on governments to make a
commitment to continue giving resources that will help fight against traffickers and online pedophiles.

WHAT: Rise Up For Children with Tim Ballard, Tony Robbins, Derek Hough, Lindsey Stirling and more
WHEN: July 30, 2020 at 7pm MT
WHERE: Operation Underground Railroad’s official Facebook and YouTube channels: @ourrescue                                                                                                                                                                                                        WHY: Many children are at risk for becoming victims of sexual exploitation just in the United States. In 2020 alone, O.U.R. has seen the numbers increase by the millions due to the pandemic. O.U.R. works to rescue children trapped in sex slavery and spread awareness to lower the number exploited each year. Child sex trafficking is a difficult subject, but starting the conversation and raising money to help O.U.R. is just one way to rise up and save more children.

About Operation Underground Railroad: O.U.R is a non-profit organization that rescues children from slavery. O.U.R rescue teams are made up of highly skilled operatives. To date O.U.R. has rescued more than
3,900 survivors and assisted in the arrest of 2,000 traffickers. O.U.R’s work has gained international media coverage on CBS Evening News, Fox News Sunday, and ESPN among others. For more information:
www.ourrescue.org/riseup

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For more information please contact Emily Evans at 310-903-0961 or emily@ourrescue.org


Tags: Boise, Idaho, Operation Underground Railroad, press release, Slavery, Trafficking

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