The Greater Tomball Pachyderm Club meeting, Thursday, September 6, 2012, will have Rep. Allen Fletcher, District 130, speaking on “Human Trafficking in Houston and Texas” at 7pm.
Houston has become a hub for sex trafficking because of its diverse population, location along transnational highway I-10, and accessibility as an international air-and-sea port. The human trafficking... industry in Houston has been covered by media outlets from the Houston Chronicle to “Texas Monthly.” American teens are being trafficked out of Houston's hotels and motels. Typically, girls are sold over the Internet and delivered by their traffickers to men at local motels.
Representative Allen Fletcher serves the people of House District 130 in the Texas House of Representatives. Allen is the Vice Chair of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee and is the Chairman of the Law Enforcement Subcommittee. He is on the Human Trafficking, Senate and House Joint Committee. He is also the only representative in Harris County to serve on the House Transportation Committee.
Elected in 2008, Allen is a Tomball businessman, community activist, Christian, devoted husband, and loving father. In addition to his 21 years in law enforcement, he has been involved in the Tomball and Harris County communities for many years. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Tomball, the Tomball Emergency Preparedness Committee, and the State Bar of Texas Review Committee. Allen is a member of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Sam Houston Museum Board and the President's Circle. He also sponsors a scholarship for criminal justice at SHSU. Allen is a proud lifetime member of the Houston Police Officers Associations well as a graduate and lifetime member of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.
The meeting is open to the public; join the GTPC on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7pm to learn more about “Human Trafficking”.
Social networking for the GTPC meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting and program at 7 p.m. The GTPC meeting will be at Nona’s Italian Grill, 1025 Alma St. Tomball, Texas 77375. All interested are invited to attend.
The Greater Tomball Pachyderm Club is an active organization dedicated to educating others about the political process in the U.S. There is no charge to attend meetings. Dinner and/or beverages are Dutch treat.
For additional information, contact Barbara Tague at 713-851-0737 or