trafficking survivor Paula wants Village Voice Media financiers Alta
Communication and Brynwood Partners to use their power to stamp out
child sex trafficking on Village Voice Media's classifieds site,
March 29, protesters delivered 100 pairs of girls' shoes to Village
Voice offices in New York, representing the children bought and sold for
sex on the classifieds website Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice
Along with the shoes came more than 225,000 signatures
on a petition on Change.org calling on Village Voice Media to stop
allowing child sex traffickers and pimps to advertise on their site. But
the ads for sex with minors are still running.
Now, child sex trafficking survivor "Paula K." is asking the owners of Village Voice Media -- who were just revealed by New York Times columnist
Nick Kristoff after intense investigation -- to use their power to
stamp out child sex trafficking on Backpage.com for good.
a petition on Change.org telling Village Voice Media co-owners Alta
Communications and Brynwood Partners to do everything in their power to
shut down Backpage.com's adult ads section. Click here to sign Paula's petition now.
drugged and forced into prostitution when she was 15 years old. Now,
having rebuilt her life, she is joining 51 State Attorneys General,
faith leaders and 10 U.S. Senators to publicly call on Village Voice
Media to shut down their adult ads where minors are sold for sex.
big name companies with stake in Village Voice Media -- like Goldman
Sachs -- have sold off their shares in response to the pressure. Village
Voice Media owners Alta Communications and Brynwood Partners are tied
to big consumer brands like the Boston Celtics, Pretzel Flipz and
Balance Bar. If they feel the prestige of those brands is on the line,
the companies will have to take action to stop child sex trafficking on