Backpage.com generates an estimated $2 million per month largely by functioning as a virtual red light district for pimps/traffickers and johns in the U.S. and at least 10 other countries. Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC, owner of Backpage, displays a reckless disregard for human rights. They could create a sex trafficking free Internet by no longer hosting prostitution ads through Backpage.com. This protest, co-sponsored by more than 120 leading human rights organizations and prominent individuals, including Equality Now, Soroptimist International of the Americas, Apne Aap, Alicia Keys, Gloria Steinem,
Aboriginal Women’s Action Network, Breaking Free, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Ambassador Mark Lagon, Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking, and A Call to Men, bringing attention to Backpage’s facilitation of and profiting from sex trafficking.