Safe America’s #1 Goal: Save Lives, Advance National Agenda (Including End Daylight Savings by Labor Day; Keep Kids Off ‘Un-Air-Conditioned School Buses in August)
Atlanta, GA – September 26, 2018 – The Safe America Foundation will hold a news conference at the State Capitol on Thursday, September 27, at 11:00 am to announce plans to launch several initiatives this fall to rescue young women and men from human trafficking while helping veterans and opioid victims get to medical treatment centers.
During its News Conference, Safe America will unveil its first ‘HUMANS Care’ transport vehicle, donated by AMR (American Medical Response). The Foundation will also share its leasing a kiosk space that will help inform travelers of signs of women and men being victimized for sex.
The press conference will include State and Metro Leaders such as Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols, Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner and State Representatives Paulette Rakestraw and Michael Smith.
The event will take place at the Georgia State Capitol in the South Wing located near the main rotunda.
“Through collaborative partnerships with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Veterans Administration, youthSpark, American Medical Response, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, we are working to provide special services to many who are vulnerable and alone in our community,” said Len Pagano, CEO of the Safe America Foundation.
Among those expected to speak or be recognized will be Kim Ryan, President of the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center (AMC); Terence Ramotar, Regional Director of AMR; DeKalb County Super Commissioner Gregory Adams; Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Boyce; Dr. Joshua Murfree, COO of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) and Jennifer Swain, Executive Director of youthSpark.
“We value our partnership with Safe America and we appreciate the recognition for our efforts to support safer and healthier communities throughout the many systems we serve in Georgia,” said Terence Ramotar, Regional Director for AMR. “As part of our collaboration, we are pleased to donate the HUMANS Care transport vehicle as a way to get more help to more people, which is what AMR is all about.”
In addition to the human trafficking issue, Safe America will announce its exploring a discussion on ending Daylight Savings Time by Labor Day and holding up the public school year until then to reduce heat exposure on school buses and early morning transportation in the dark. Both topics will be part of the November 2 Fall Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank as well as the November 17 Brain Camp at the Delta Flight Museum.
“Safety has grown to be the #1 issue every day – everywhere,” noted Pagano. “We need to redefine decisions – from how early to start the school year to making sure kids don’t have to walk in the dark to catch a school bus.”
As to human trafficking: it has become a top issue for Atlanta, with the 2019 Super Bowl – being held at the Mercedes Benz Stadium – viewed as a ‘key attraction’ at having more juveniles brought to Atlanta for sexual pleasure.
Today, human trafficking is considered a modern day slavery, touching every corner of the globe. This multi-billion criminal enterprise is the fastest growing crime in the world. Human trafficking involves both commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude. The average age of entry for victims is 12-14 years old.
One of the goals of the Safe America Foundation is to work towards ending this crime, as well as helping others with opioid addictions and veterans with PTSD. The Foundation will discuss this and other topics on November 2 at the Federal Reserve Bank. For more information on the conference, visit https://trainingforglobalsafety.org.
About the Safe America Foundation
Safe America is a 501 (c) – 3 non-profit begun in 1994. The organization is focused on becoming the country’s leading ‘voice for safety,’ partnering with corporate, governmental, and other non-profits to respond to emerging health and safety issues nationwide.
Its agenda focuses in five key areas – transportation, disaster resiliency, community safety (including youth education, aiding returning veterans), cyber security/techological safety and global concerns (including eradicating human trafficking and environmental safety).
The Foundation’s supporters include C-level executives who are members of a ‘CEO Network’ to support and sustain initiatives to protect America’s most important asset: human life.
Media Contact: A. Haddad
Safe America Foundation