The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church will be staging a protest against human trafficking at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Pojoaque on Rt. 285.
Most people in the U.S. think human trafficking is something that happens in other countries and not here. But they are wrong. The United States, and specifically New Mexico, has a huge problem with human trafficking. The local news has recently been asking for help in catching a wanted trafficker in Albuquerque.
The local UMW is part of a country-wide protest that is timed for Super Bowl weekend, as that event attracts traffickers who provide workers for servicing hotel rooms, banquets, restaurant servers, nail salons and sex workers. The largest protest will occur in New Orleans at Levi’s Stadium.
The protest will show they care and encourage survivors to hold on a little longer, provide hope for more prosecutions, and encourage people to notice what is happening around them.