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Blue-lit Capitol to symbolize human trafficking awareness

Blue-lit Capitol to symbolize human trafficking awareness

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The Nebraska Capitol will be lit blue Sunday in observance of human trafficking awareness day and month.

A vigil set for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the west side of the Capitol will commemorate the lighting.

Newly elected Sens. Adam Morfeld and Patty Pansing Brooks will speak, as will Rachel Davis Pointer, a human trafficking survivor and founder of the nonprofit Free the People Movement; Nebraska Appleseed's Child Welfare Program associate Becca Brune; and Jasel Cantu, public information officer with the Nebraska Latino American Commission.

As the sun sets, the Capitol will be lit to show the state's support to fight human trafficking. A blue heart symbolizes human trafficking awareness.

Participants in the vigil are encouraged to wear blue clothing, blue glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces, blue hearts and blue ribbons.

After the Capitol is lit, people who attend will walk around the building to show solidarity in the journey against human trafficking, locally and globally.

For more information, contact Davis Pointer at 402-917-3056 or


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