Atlanta, GA (STL.News) – Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were joined by Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission members, legislators, and special guests as they announced two important legislative measures, along with a Department of Driver Services rule change, to combat human trafficking in Georgia.
“Brian and I are proud to renew our commitment in the fight against human trafficking going into 2021,” said First Lady Marty Kemp. “With these important initiatives and the support of our state and national partners, we can continue taking important steps to end modern day slavery and ensure that our state is a safe haven for survivors – not their abusers.”
“During our first days in office, we hit the ground running to crack down on traffickers, care for survivors, and eradicate modern day slavery in our state,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “And I don’t think any First Lady in the country has done more to end human trafficking than our First Lady, Marty Kemp. This legislation is a strong testament to Marty’s commitment to dismantle this criminal industry for good, and we will not rest until every victim is rescued and every trafficker is behind bars.”
Name Change Exception for Survivors of Human Trafficking
This legislation proposes to amend Georgia’s name change statue to protect the privacy and safety of survivors of human trafficking who wish to change their names.