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Today on Your Call: How should we combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation in California?

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On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 35. If it passes, it would increase criminal penalties for human traffickers.   Supporters say it would protect vulnerable populations from exploitation.  Opponents say the language is too broad, penalties are too severe, and the wrong people would suffer.  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What questions do you have about proposition 35?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Kathleen Kim, professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where she teaches Human Trafficking, Immigration Law and Torts.  Kathleen is opposed to Proposition 35.

Carissa Phelps, CEO of Runaway Girl, Inc.  Carissa is also a survivor of human trafficking and supports Proposition 35.  

Joshua Melvin, staff writer for the bay area news group, who covers public safety 


Ballotpedia: Proposition 35

Yes on 35

No on Prop 35

San Jose Mercury News: Victims advocates oppose Proposition 35 human trafficking measure

Carissa Phelps website 

Kathleen Kim website

San Jose Inside: Changing My Mind on Proposition 35

San Jose Mercury News: Perla Flores, Lynette Parker and John Vanek: Prop 35: More harm than good for victims of human trafficking

John Vanek's human trafficking blog

Pleasanton Patch: Sharmin Bock, Alameda County prosecutor: Vote Yes on 35

Sacramento Bee: Leah Albright-Byrd, human trafficking survivor and founder of anti-trafficking organization Bridget’s Dream

Sacramento Bee: I’m somebody’s daughter. By Dan Morain