Run the Runway Event

The University of Dubuque student organization Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation (SNLF) held their annual 5K Run the Runway Against Human Trafficking last April 9th, where the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking hosted a booth. The purpose of this annual event is to raise awareness for human trafficking and raise funds to combat it locally. TheContinue reading “Run the Runway Event”

Mary Lechtenberg’s Final Thank You Speech & Overview of Coalition’s Efforts

Good Morning, My name is Sister Mary Lechtenberg and with me are several members of the Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking, based in Dubuque.  On behalf of the Coalition, I would like to thank Governor Reynolds and the legislature for recognizing the problem of human trafficking. We are honored to receive it. The coalition wasContinue reading “Mary Lechtenberg’s Final Thank You Speech & Overview of Coalition’s Efforts”

Coalition Receives Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award From State

Governer Kim Reynolds presented five individuals and organizations with Outstanding Service Awards in the field of human trafficking. In addition to awards given to the Tri-State Coalition and individual member Kim Hilby, an award was given to the Hotel/ Motel Employee Training Video Production Team. Members of the Coalition participated in the development and productionContinue reading “Coalition Receives Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award From State”

Coalition Recognized in Local Paper for State Award

On January 13th, 2022, members of the Coalition received an Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award presented by the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking at the Iowa Capitol. Below is a copy of an article written by Kayli Reese from Dubuque’s Telegraph Herald about the award and ceremony. “A local coalition and a University of Dubuque facultyContinue reading “Coalition Recognized in Local Paper for State Award”

New Video: “Identifying Trafficking Victims in Schools”

From the Network Against Human Trafficking’s November Newsletter: “This is a depiction of a true story about a private school student who was trafficked while attending school. It is provided by OnWatch, which has other informative resources and materials on its website. Click here to visit the OnWatch website.” View the NAHT November Newsletter forContinue reading “New Video: “Identifying Trafficking Victims in Schools””

A Note of Appreciation

A well deserved thank you to Kira Finifrock and Amber Anderegg, UD interns, for creating the Tri-state Coalition’s new website and Facebook page. In addition to the two published media pages, the interns inventoried and created a spreadsheet of all the coaltion’s resources by type of material. These ladies deserve much appreciation from the coalitionContinue reading “A Note of Appreciation”

Coalition Receives Award From State

The Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking & Slavery was nominated for the “Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Service Award” to be presented by Governor Reynolds at the State Capitol Building on January 13th, 2022. This award is given by the state-level Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery to a group that has provided exceptional work in theContinue reading “Coalition Receives Award From State”

Network Against Human Trafficking Needs Your Help

As mentioned in our previous article, NAHT has just completed a new video for Iowa Coalition members using all Iowa landscapes and residents to ensure the most realistic representation as possible for educating hotels/motels employees. This 30-minute video was produced on a shoe-string budget, so they need your donations to provide hand-outs and posters toContinue reading “Network Against Human Trafficking Needs Your Help”


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