Attorney General Laxalt to Host Fourth Annual Benefit Dinner Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking


For the Nevada Office of the Attorney General

Monica Moazez
Communications Director
702-486-0657

***Media Advisory - Save the Date for July 13***

Tickets now available for purchase

    June 15, 2017

    Reno, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt will host the fourth annual Benefit Dinner for Victims of Human Trafficking, an event cohosted by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, the Nevada Trucking Association and Soroptimist International.

      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, Annie Lobert, a human trafficking survivor and founder of Destiny House, along with Reno Police Detective Derek Jones, will be the evening’s guest speakers. 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 21 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. Through previous benefit dinners, AG Laxalt has raised more than $76,000 in funds for the contingency account since January 2015.

          WHO:

          Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, human trafficking survivor Annie Lobert, Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle and KTVN Channel 2 News Anchor Andi Guevara.

            WHAT:

            The Office of the Nevada Attorney General, the Nevada Trucking Association and Soroptimist International will cohost the fourth 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 13 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 by Friday, July 7th to ensure a seat can be reserved at the event.

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