June 20, 2016
*** Media Advisory – Save the Date for July 28 ***
Tickets now available for purchase
Reno, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt will host the third annual Benefit Dinner for Victims of Human Trafficking, an event cohosted by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, Soroptimist International and the Nevada Trucking Association.
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, Amy Ayoub, a human trafficking survivor and lifelong Nevadan will be the evening’s guest speaker. Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle will discuss Assembly Bill (AB) 311, a bill passed in 2013 that authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to create a contingency account for victims of human trafficking. The account is entirely donation based, and helps Nevada victims in emergency situations such as temporary housing or transportation costs. Andi Guevara of KTVN TV CBS 2 will serve as the mistress of ceremonies.
AG Laxalt is speaking at the event to raise awareness about 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 human trafficking to provide for protection and resources.
WHO: Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, human trafficking survivor Amy Ayoub, Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle and KTVN Channel 2 News Anchor Andi Guevara.
WHAT: The Office of the Nevada Attorney General, Soroptimist International and the Nevada Trucking Association will cohost the third annual Benefit Dinner for Survivors of Human Trafficking.
WHERE: The benefit dinner will take place at The Silver Legacy Casino at 407 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501.
WHEN: The event will take place on Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m., and is open to the media. Tickets are now available for purchase at www.Nevadatrucking.com.
NOTES: AG Laxalt will be available to speak to the media during the cocktail reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Media who plan to be in attendance should RSVP to Monica Moazez via email at MMoazez@ag.nv.gov or by phone at (702) 486-0657.