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She’s Somebody’s Daughter National Initiative Begins in OKC


10/1/2013 4:00:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY – A national initiative to raise awareness of the negative consequences of pornography began in Oklahoma City today with a She’s Somebody’s Daughter Day proclamation by Gov. Mary Fallin and unveiling the first of seven billboards that will be displayed in the city.

The billboards, a portion of which will be in Spanish, will be on display for three months or longer, depending on funding, according to state Rep. Sally Kern. The first billboard is on display at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Reno Avenue.

Kern, an Oklahoma City lawmaker who authored legislation to address sex trafficking in Oklahoma, said she was excited to see the initiative start in the city.

“They are taking a positive approach to dealing with a devastating problem that affects us in Oklahoma and throughout the nation,” said Kern, R-Oklahoma City. “She’s Somebody’s Daughter is a movement by individuals who are committed to raising awareness about the role of pornography in driving the demand for sex trafficking and violence against women and children. I think it is a great opportunity to begin a discussion about pornography and sex trafficking.”

According to the organization, 67 percent of young men and 49 percent of young women say viewing pornography is an acceptable way to express one’s sexuality.

The organization will hold “Into the Light” concert at 7 p.m. Crossings Community Church on Oct. 5. The concert will feature the music of Clay Crosse, Scott Krippayne and John & Shelli Mandelville. Tickets are available at crossingsokc.org/intothelight.

For more information about She’s Somebody’s Daughter, email questions to info@somebodysdaughter.org.