The local Rape Crisis Center and SlaveFree Madison are asking folks here to pause from cheering the Green and Gold this Super Bowl Sunday long enough to take a stand against the human trafficking that's part of this event.
It's estimated that nearly 10,000 prostitutes, including children, were sent to Miami last year to meet the Super Bowl demand. This year Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has predicted similar numbers in Arlington, calling the Super Bowl "a magnet for prostitution and human trafficking."
And so the two Madison groups, in concert with similar efforts across the country, have created a website, to raise awareness of the problem. "If people want to get involved," says RCC executive director Kelly Anderson, "they will 'sign on' with name and community and share the information with others. We link to sites about human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking of children."
Other than that, enjoy the game.