MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE
|Arizona elected leaders, joined by Cindy McCain, Polaris, and Clear Channel Outdoor will discuss human trafficking in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The estimated $150 billion industry forces approximately 20.9 million people worldwide to live in modern day slavery; many are oppressed or held captive for labor or sex slavery in Arizona. Human trafficking is often associated in public consciousness with large sporting events. The partners in the campaign are using the focus on Phoenix as host of the nation’s biggest sporting event to elevate the attention to a year-long dialogue that moves the needle on bringing traffickers to justice and victims to freedom.|
|Polaris, the McCain Institute and Clear Channel Outdoor will reveal and launch a dual-pronged bilingual anti-human trafficking public service campaign to both help victims get help to freedom and to encourage citizens to report suspicious activity. The campaign will promote the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline.|
|Cindy McCain, Co-Chair, Arizona Human Trafficking Council and Chair of Human Trafficking Advisory Council, The McCain Institute for International Leadership at ASU.|
|Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich|
|Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton|
|Carolyn Jones, StreetLightUSA|
|Bradley Myles, Executive Director and CEO, Polaris|
|Diane Veres, President, Clear Channel Outdoor -- Arizona|
|Wednesday, January 7, 2015|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|
|602 East Grant Street|
|Phoenix, AZ 85004|
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 750,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 48 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1000 digital billboards across 37 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in nearly 30 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America in a wide variety of formats.
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systemically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world's leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Learn more at www.polarisproject.org/365days.
About the McCain Institute
Located in Washington, D.C. and Arizona, the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University (ASU) is a non-partisan do-tank dedicated to advancing character driven leadership based on security, economic opportunity, and human freedom and democracy in the United States and around the world. The Institute seeks to promote leadership and decisionmaking in the best American tradition of open inquiry, spirited debate, and practical action, and to embrace technology in producing better designs for better decisions in national and international policy. For more information about the McCain Institute for International Leadership, please visit: http://www.mccaininstitute.org.
David Press, 917-721-7046
Brandon Bouchard, 202-507-7962
Liz Fontaine, 202-601-4282
Clear Channel Outdoor
David Grabert, 212-812-0089
Jason D King, 212-812-0064