August 27, 2015
*** Media Advisory – Save the Date for Aug. 27 ***
Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt will speak at the second annual Benefit Dinner for Victims of Human Trafficking, an event co-hosted by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, Soroptimist International and the Nevada Trucking Association, on Thursday, August 27.
The benefit will include a dinner and silent auction to raise funds for victims of human trafficking in the state of Nevada. In addition to AG Laxalt, other speakers include Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson who will speak about Assembly Bill (AB) 311 that authorized the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to create a fund for victims of human trafficking. Holly Smith, a human trafficking survivor and author of “Walking Prey” will also be giving remarks. Mike Alger of KTVN TV CBS 2 will serve as the master of ceremonies.
AG Laxalt is speaking at the event to raise awareness of the estimated 27 million people worldwide who have been victimized by human trafficking. In an effort to combat these crimes and assist victims, proceeds from the event will be donated to the contingency account for victims of sex trafficking to provide for protection and resources.
WHO: Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt.
WHAT: Benefit Dinner for Victims of Human Trafficking.
WHERE: The benefit dinner will take place at The Grove at Southcreek at 95 Foothill Road, Reno, NV 89511.
WHEN: The event will take place on Thursday, August 27 at 6 p.m., and is open to the media.
NOTES: AG Laxalt will be available to speak to the media during the cocktail reception from 6 – 7 p.m. Please RSVP to Patty Cafferata, Director of Communications via email at PCafferata@ag.nv.gov or by phone at (775) 684-1136 or (775) 600-5690.