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05/21/2010 01:24 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg Launches 'Let's Call An End To Human Trafficking' In New York City

Working alongside the Somaly Mam Foundation, Mayor Bloomberg has launched the Let's Call An End To Human Trafficking campaign, aimed at ending human trafficking and exploitation in the city. New York City officials are working to foster a sense of community in which everyday citizens get involved helping others and keeping the city safe. The anti-trafficking campaign will feature posters at bus stations throughout the city's five boroughs.

Mayor Bloomberg explained,

"This new public education campaign will play a critical role in raising awareness of the impact of this horrible crime, encouraging New Yorkers to report it and, most importantly, letting victims know that help is available. Working together, let's call an end to human trafficking."

New Yorkers are encouraged to learn how to recognize signs of human trafficking and alert authorities by calling 911. Concerned citizens can call 311 to learn more about human trafficking and how they can get involved. The public can also donate to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to support this campaign and other efforts to improve the city.