Monthly Archives: January 2020

Starting a Life-Saving Conversation

We like to think that big problems such as human trafficking don’t affect small towns like Buffalo, said Alexandra Stevenson, co-founder of the Sheridan-based nonprofit Uprising. But the truth, Stevenson said, is that no community is untouched by this form of modern-day slavery. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 12 cases of human trafficking [...]

Gov. Gordon Grants Awareness Proclamation

SHERIDAN — Over the past five years, public understanding about human trafficking in Wyoming has increased drastically, according to a study by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. Sheridan-based nonprofit Uprising shares the credit for spreading awareness and education. Uprising’s co-founders have pushed their goals further in the past five months, having trained more than 500 people [...]

Gov. Mark Gordon names January ‘Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month’

Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday declared January “Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” to raise awareness of the problem. “It’s important to recognize that it is occurring in Wyoming and that victims and survivors come from all backgrounds,” Gordon said on Facebook. “I want to thank both those who have had the courage to speak up [...]

Governor Mark Gordon signs proclamation declaring January “Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month”

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- Governor Mark Gordon (R-WY) signed a proclamation in the Governor's Ceremonial Conference Room at the Capitol Building on Thursday, January 9, 2020. During the ceremony members of different organizations and state agencies across Wyoming talked about the importance of awareness when it comes to trafficking situations. Uprising is an organization [...]