Rep. Mike Cheokas shared some potentially life-saving information during a short speech Friday before the Georgia House of Representatives during its special session.
The Republican from Americus said he had learned about the Signal for Help from a news story about a kidnapped teenager who was rescued after she used it.
“Rarely do we get to share things from the well that can actually save a life,” said Cheokas.
The signal was created by the Canadian Women’s Foundation to help alert others, especially while on camera, that they’re in a dangerous situation. It was designed to help women in domestic violence situations, but Cheokas added how this can help the initiative started by Gov. Brian Kemp to combat sex-trafficking in Georgia.
To display the signal, one simply holds their hand up with their palm facing out, tucks their thumb in and then folds their fingers over the thumb.