Video: On the Ground Efforts to End Sex Trafficking
This August, we are returning to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the second year in a row to raise awareness of a very serious issue happening at an alarming rate: sex trafficking. Our goal is simple: zero trafﬁcking victims during the Sturgis Rally. This year we are actively partnering with local businesses, bike clubs, media outlets, and local law enforcement to arm thousands of people with the knowledge of how they can take action to stop traffickers and help bring them to justice.
Last year, joint law enforcement teams conducted multiple sex sting operations during the rally, resulting in 8 arrests. Agencies involved in the operation included the South Dakota Attorney General's Office, Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Sturgis Police Department, and Homeland Security. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley stated, "These arrests re-enforce that sex trafficking is a problem here in South Dakota, and protecting children will remain a top priority of law enforcement."
You can help by spreading the word, volunteering with our team at the rally, or donating to help support our on the ground efforts! 100% of donations will help provide prevention and protection for victims of sex trafﬁcking. Our gift to you, when you donate $35 or more toward our Sturgis outreach, is an authentic Rally Together t-shirt. Together, we can be a powerful force in raising awareness and bringing an end to this dark industry.