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    Evia Golde, Co-Chair Safe Harbor Yes Campaign

    Amendment 2, on the ballot this November, gives voters a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give hope and opportunity back to child victims of sex trafficking by generating as much as $2 million in dedicated annual funding.

    Child trafficking victims have an average age of 12 to 14 years old. They are both genders, all races and from all socioeconomic and family situations. They have been tricked or coerced into the sex trade, often by people they believed cared about them and their future. They have been mentally and physically abused and their innocence has been lost forever.

    As Georgians how can we look away? Especially when simply by voting yes we have the chance to ensure the restorative services they need will be there for them if they are rescued. For us, it’s just a vote. For them, it is their future.

    I encourage all voters to say yes to Amendment 2 on the general election ballot.
    Amendment 2, on the ballot this November, gives voters a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give hope and opportunity back to child victims of sex trafficking by generating as much as $2 million in dedicated annual funding.

    Child trafficking victims have an average age of 12 to 14 years old. They are both genders, all races and from all socioeconomic and family situations. They have been tricked or coerced into the sex trade, often by people they believed cared about them and their future. They have been mentally and physically abused and their innocence has been lost forever.

    As Georgians how can we look away? Especially when simply by voting yes we have the chance to ensure the restorative services they need will be there for them if they are rescued. For us, it’s just a vote. For them, it is their future.

    I encourage all voters to say yes to Amendment 2 on the general election ballot.

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    HueyMahl

    I guess you are just spamming this political message whenever you get the chance? This article has zero to do with that issue. But since you brought it up, the GBI has released a statement saying that there is zero empirical evidence that Child Trafficking that strip clubs and other regulated adult entertainment establishments cause directly or indirectly or even have an effect, good or bad, related to child exploitation. In fact more sexually related crimes (like child prostitution) occurs in the parking lots of McDonalds than anywhere near adult businesses.

    This is just another tax increase levied against an industry that the religious right does not like. Using child exploitation to do it is cynical beyond words. In other words, as much as I respect those that have dedicated their lives to protecting children, you are being played by politicians with ulterior motives.

    We don’t need another constitutional amendment, we don’t need another permanent tax increase. We absolutely need to take all necessary steps to prevent child exploitation. No one disagrees with that. Just don’t use a real problems to advance your moralistic agenda.

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    Susan

    Thank you Huey. I wish more Americans had common sense.

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    ellen

    I am not part of the religious right, but I did vote for this amendment. I don’t like it that “adult entertainment” objectifies people sexually, and I would not be surprised at all that there is at least some connection between them and sex trafficking. This is a tax I’ll never have to pay, and I think that it is a good way to fund this particular initiative.

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    Susan

    Ellen, this has nothing to do with the religious right, atheist left or adult entertainment. It’s about deviants supplying deviants with their warped desires. Tagging an unrelated business, groups etc. with unrelated taxation is an extremely bad precedent. What goes around could come back to bite your own behind in the future. You are better off correcting the root problem. Someday the legislature unchecked will have a surprise for you.

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    Ellen

    As between taxing me and taxing deviants, I choose the deviants every time.

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    Susan

    Ellen start with the jailed deviants arrested for the crime in question. Not those that have nothing to do with it.

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