(Alpharetta, GA) – Congresswoman Karen Handel released the first television ad of her re-election campaign Wednesday, highlighting her efforts to combat human trafficking.
The first bill that Congresswoman Handel co-sponsored after winning last year’s special election was HR 1865, which passed the House in February, and was signed into law by President Trump in April. The law had almost immediate results in shutting down Backpage, and many other online recruiting and advertising sites for Human Trafficking.
Other legislation includes S. 1536, the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, which directs DOT to step up efforts to coordinate human trafficking prevention through all forms of transportation, and S. 1532, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, which directs DOT to disqualify for life any person who has committed a felony involving human trafficking using a commercial vehicle from operating a commercial motor vehicle. Handel voted for both bills that have since been signed into law by President Trump.
The ad coincides with the kick-off of Congresswoman Handel’s re-election campaign. On Sunday, Handel was joined by more than 100 supporters and elected officials in Roswell. In her remarks, Handel touched on a number of issues, including her work on human trafficking. She told the crowd, “Human traffickers prey on our community’s most vulnerable, our young people, and I am determined to stop human trafficking.”
The ad will begin running today on Atlanta area television and digital outlets. It is the first in a series of ads that will emphasize Congresswoman Handel’s record of results for the citizens of Georgia’s sixth district.
About Karen Handel: Sworn in on June 26th, 2017, Karen Handel is the only female member of the Georgia Congressional delegation and the first Republican woman elected to represent Georgia in the U.S. Congress. She serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee. Additionally, in February, Karen was appointed to the Joint Economic Committee.
Karen and her husband Steve have lived in the 6th Congressional District for nearly 25 years and reside in Roswell with their Cavalier Spaniels Abbie and Sadie.