June 6, 2015 marks two years since the Department of Transportation announced its Blue Lightning Initiative as part of the Homeland Security's Blue Campaign designed to stop modern day slavery. Our mission is to train over 100,000 Eyes in the Skies that uncover this heinous crime that is hidden in plane sight.
Flight Attendants, when properly trained, are in a unique position to identify human traffickers and assist their victims. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, together with our supporters listed on this website, call upon Congress to make the Blue Lightning Initiative a mandatory program for all U.S. airlines through the FAA Reauthorization bill scheduled for action this year.
With the Blue Lightning training, Flight Attendants can be the eyes in the skies that uncover this heinous crime that is hidden in plane sight. This simple computer-based training could give us the proper tools to safely identify human trafficking and report it - saving millions of lives.
Feb 2 - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction of the Secure Our Skies Act to fight human trafficking with proper training for aviation workers, led by U.S. Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV-01) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10).