Below is the list of co-sponsors for CATW's action against Village Voice Media, LLC, owner of backpage.com that was held November 16, 2011.
51 Attorneys General describe Backpage.com as a sex trafficking hub and call on Village Voice Media to cease being a vehicle for and profiting from human trafficking. Village Voice Media is turning a deaf ear to this clear and unified directive from law enforcement. The purpose of our protest is clear: “We are sending a message to Village Voice Media that by hosting these ads, they are at odds with the human rights community and are in part responsible for the rank exploitation that is human trafficking. The question now remains, will VVM choose profits over human rights principles” says Norma Ramos, Executive Director of CATW.