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Rep. Dukes joined with members of his caucus recently in wearing blue to observe the second annual #WearBlueDay (on January 11, 2018). January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the event is intended to call attention to the pervasiveness of this global problem.

According to Polaris, a private group working to eradicate modern slavery, human trafficking is being practiced throughout the U.S. The National Human Trafficking Hotline, a 24-hour service operated by the organization, took 26,727 calls in 2016 with 7,572 trafficking cases reported nationally. Twenty-one of those cases were in Delaware.

Last August, Delaware enacted a new law aligning the state's human trafficking crime with federal law. Under the recent state statute, "trafficking an individual" is a class C felony if the victim is an adult, and a class B felony if the victim is under the age of 18.