(Washington, D.C.) — Human trafficking survivor, Andi Buerger, the founder of Beulah’s Place, and an international speaker is sitting down with leaders in Washington, D.C. in February during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss the non-partisan human issue of human trafficking. Buerger stated.. “In the wake of President Trump’s bill signing for anti-human trafficking legislation, with or without a wall, the issue is protection and safeguarding of human rights across the board for every child and adult.”
Buerger continued…”Criminals have the upper hand because they can abduct children freely, create false documents, and intimidate victims into non-disclosure. When we allow our children to be sold, to be used as a commodity, to be violated, persecuted, neglected, discarded, and preyed upon by criminal influences, we deteriorate as a civilized community because there is nothing civilized about using the weak, the innocent, the vulnerable for selfish gain.”
She was violated at the age of six months to seventeen years old, by all immediate family members and assorted others during that period. Today, the term is trafficking, but back then there was no place to run for help or safety. Her desire for justice led to law school, but she realized justice is less about law and more about action. In 2008, she co-founded Beulah’s Place to help at-risk homeless teens who have been victimized and discarded to die on the streets. Her primary focus and education tool is to engage these street teens and the daily work with law enforcement and the District Attorney’s offices to better assess and serve vulnerable youth.
Buerger concluded…”Sadly, the general public is only getting one piece of the wall puzzle. It is not about bricks and mortar. It is about an entire system of protection and safeguarding of human rights – not political agenda. The collaborative impact of cameras, sensors, border patrol, any material wall, and all the other pieces that safeguard the lives of those on both sides is huge. While there is an outcry over bricks and mortar management of an incestuous process, where is the outcry for those children abducted from their beds, their schools, their families? Where is the outcry that criminals using America’s political quarrel over a wall are having a field day at the expense of their victims?”
Andi Buerger is speaking nationwide to universities, women’s clubs, government agencies, and members of Congress. Her message will also be featured nationwide for winter 2019 and spring 2019. To schedule booking events with Andi Buerger, please email email@example.com.