Caucus Hearing on Human Trafficking in Southeast Pennsylvania
WHAT: The Southeast Republican Caucus will take testimony from Bucks County State law enforcement and advocacy groups on human trafficking in Southeast Pennsylvania. They will also discuss House Bill 12 that expands the definition of human trafficking to include any individual who patronizes or advertises a victim of trafficking.

WHO: Thomas will be joined by Reps. Seth Grove (R-York), Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery), Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks), Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), and Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks).

Those testifying will include Chesley Jackman, Bucks County deputy district attorney; Chief Michael Clark, Northampton Township Police Department; Fred Harran, director of Public Safety Bensalem Township Police Department; Shea M. Rhodes, Esq., director and co-founder Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation; Mandy Mundy, NOVA/Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking; Donna Greco, PA Coalition Against Rape; Hugh Organ, MS, Covenant House; and representatives from local business and faith-based organizations.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company, 46 North Sugan Road in New Hope.


Media contact: David Foster, 267-207-0207,