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Senators Demand Village Voice Adult Services Site Be Shuttered

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By: Rosie Gray , buzzfeed.com

A bipartisan group of senators Friday demanded that the executives who own the Village Voice shut down the parent company's online adult advertising site that has been linked to the trafficking of underaged girls.


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US Senators announced that they have joined 51 state Attorneys General, dozens of human rights activists, religious leaders and more than 90,000 Americans urging Village Voice Media Chief Executive Officer Jim Larkin in the strongest terms to take down their adult services ads on Backpage.com

Clergy Coalition Launches Campaign to Educate Village Voice Media’s Top 50 Advertisers about Sex Ads of Minors on Backpage.com

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A coalition of clergy launched a campaign this week to educate the top 50 advertisers in Village Voice Media (VVM) publications about the sex trafficking controversy surrounding VVM’s classifieds Web site Backpage.com. This advertiser education campaign is being organized by Groundswell, the social action initiative of Auburn Seminary and convener of a coalition of over 600 clergy calling for Backpage.com’s Adult section to be closed. Yesterday, a group of U.S.
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