Senator Heitkamp and Congressman Paulsen Join Uber and ECPAT-USA At Code Signing Event in DC

At an event on Capitol Hill last night, Uber officially signed a pledge to help combat child sex trafficking as part of its partnership with ECPAT-USA, a leading organization seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy and legislation.

ECPAT-USA’s Code is a voluntary industry-driven set of guidelines focused on helping travel and tourism companies prevent child sex tourism and trafficking of children. By signing The Code, Uber is the first company in the sharing economy to officially take the ECPAT-USA pledge against trafficking on its platform.

Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), both vocal advocates for combatting trafficking, joined representatives from ECPAT-USA, organizations active in this fight, and government officials at the event to applaud the partnership and the important role Uber can play. Read more about what Uber is doing to promote awareness about sex trafficking with our driver-partners and in the communities where we operate.

“Today two great organizations are coming together to confirm that every child matters.”

– Senator Heidi Heitkamp

“Partnership between Uber and ECPAT-USA will help combat trafficking and bring victims out of the shadows.”

– Congressman Erik Paulsen

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(Congressman Paulsen, Head of Uber Federal Affairs, Niki Christoff, Executive Director of ECPAT-USA, Carol Smolenski, and Senator Heitkamp at the Code Signing Event, Washington, D.C., April 20, 2016)

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Read more about what Uber is doing to promote awareness about sex trafficking with our driver-partners and in the communities where we operate.

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