Hidalgo County joins new campaign aiming to shed light on human trafficking

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Image from the  Can You See Me Campaign press conference held Friday morning in McAllen. (Source: KGBT Photo) 

Hidalgo County along with the Governor’s Office and anti-trafficking partners announced the launch of a new campaign aiming to shed light on human trafficking.

The Can You See Me Campaign was created to teach the public to recognize indicators of human trafficking and to encourage them to report suspicious behavior, said a press release.

The announcement of the campaign took place during a press conference in McAllen on Friday at 10 a.m.

Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. and Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez spoke during the conference.

“The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court and I strongly support any and all efforts to bring these heinous crimes into the light of day,” said Cortez in a press release.

Earlier this year, Rodriguez established the first-ever Human Trafficking Unit, which focused on agricultural labor and has defended and protected victims.

Other speakers attended the conference. 

This campaign is sponsored by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, according to the release.

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