Safe House Project is honored to host the 2nd “Freedom Requires Action” event at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 23rd. This 2-hour event brings together policymakers, corporate executives, survivors leaders, and community advocates to highlight the multidisciplinary strategy that is being used to combat trafficking in the United States, and galvanize communities in the next frontier in the fight against trafficking.
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Skiffington Holderness joined Delta in November 2021 as Director of Government Affairs. Skiffington represents Delta to Congress and Federal Agencies overseeing
Delta’s efforts related to human trafficking, appropriations, regulatory, and CARES Act compliance. Prior to Delta, Skiffington worked in the United States Senate overseeing a
wide variety of issues for over twelve years as Special Projects Director and Senior Professional Staff for the Foreign Relations Committee, Staff Director for the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Senior Advisor to Senator James E. Risch (R-ID). Skiffington earned a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University where he was a two-time Bryce Harlow Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Science from Boise State University in Accountancy. In 2019, he was a Young Leader with the American Council on Germany. An Idaho native, Skiffington lives in Washington, DC.
Policy & Advocacy
Delta voices will continue to be instrumental in bringing the following policies to life.
- S.9 - Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2022: This bill establishes a process to vacate convictions and expunge arrest records for certain criminal offenses committed by victims of human trafficking that directly result from or relate to having been a trafficking victim.
- H.R.3957 - Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act: The bipartisan bill ensures Department of Labor employees receive the proper training to recognize instances of human trafficking and refer these cases to law enforcement agencies, so perpetrators are held accountable.
- H.R.9217 - HOTEL Act of 2022: This bill establishes a priority for hotels with a zero-tolerance for human trafficking for federal employees seeking hotel accommodations.
“Approximately 93 million passengers traveled through the Atlanta airport in 2022, with 75% traveling with Delta. We have the opportunity to educate millions of travelers each year on ways to identify and stop human trafficking, as we work alongside government partners at the local, state, federal and international level to prevent and stop human trafficking." - Meg Taylor, Delta’s Deputy General Counsel & Chief Litigation Counsel