There is one person that I believe needs to be thanked for their many contributions to the campaign for Yes on Proposition 35: Daphne Phung. According to: californiaagainstslavery.org Daphne Phung, the founder of California Against Slavery (CAS), is a lover of children and has a very strong voice against the injustice done in this state. Also, Daphne has her BA form Reed College and a MBA from Mills College. Phung started this organization in the fall of 2009. In 2011 she quit her full time job working in finance and accounting, to volunteer as its Executive Director of CAS.
One of the main reasons she started California Against Slavery was after watching MSNBC Deadline’s on “Sex Slaves in America”, Phung looked into California’s problem with this and wanted to put a stop to trafficking. This documentary focuses on a case that took place in Detroit, Michigan; the movie shows how the current laws don’t put human traffickers behind bars for a long enough time for their crime. The documentary’s center of attention is on two men that were convicted of trafficking sixteen women. Those sixteen women were being forced to work as strip club dancers. The two men’s sentences were fourteen and seven years… those two numbers don’t even add up to one year per victim. So, after watching this and looking for a way to stop this from becoming worse in California, Phung created California Against Slavery; and this has been her way of helping law enforcers bring trafficking to a higher risk then it is now, and cut the profit from human trafficking.
- Chelby C.