MAA Partners in Anti-Trafficking Campaign

By Clay Williams, Executive Director
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Human trafficking is a $150 billion global industry, and Mississippi men, women and children are among the victims.

The Mississippi Airports Association is supporting and partnering with Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on the “Be the Solution” human trafficking campaign. The campaign seeks to raise awareness as to the crime of human trafficking. The Attorney General’s office is seeking airport partners for whom they can provide informational materials and training to help fight this crime.

MAA President Tom Heanue, Executive Director of Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, has provided media interviews highlighting how airports as transportation hubs can be part of finding a solution to this scourge. Clay Williams, Executive Director of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, joined the Attorney General for a Feb.1 media event on the Gulf Coast, noting the efforts that Gulfport-Biloxi has undertaken in support of the campaign and stressing that human trafficking awareness is a priority of the Mississippi Airports Association, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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