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Abused or neglected young people are vulnerable to the recruitment and control tactics of human traffickers.

Bipartisan House and Senate versions of the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 1732 and S.1823), would help improve state child welfare systems in order to better protect children.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 use existing resources to better serve vulnerable youth. Passing this legislation would be an important step toward creating the safety net we need to end child trafficking in the United States.

Please urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation now!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the relevant bipartisan version of the "Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2013" (H.R. 1732 and S.1823). House and Senate versions of these bills were introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) and Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) respectively.

Recent reports have shown that the majority of identified child trafficking victims have had contact, often multiple times, with state child welfare systems. Clearly, many state and local agencies need to improve their ability to protect children from trafficking and exploitation. H.R. 1732 and S.1823 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines to assist child welfare agencies in serving survivors of trafficking, and youth at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. It also helps improve data collection systems to better understand the scourge of human trafficking in our country.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 are important steps to end child trafficking in the United States. I urge you to cosponsor this important legislation now.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures

Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Feb 8, 2018 Megan Smith
Feb 6, 2018 Russell Bair
Feb 6, 2018 Bruce and Penny Triplett
Feb 6, 2018 Roxana Collins
Feb 6, 2018 Birgit Hermann
Feb 6, 2018 Karen Fitch
Feb 6, 2018 Shelly Chandler
Feb 6, 2018 Kathleen Siskron
Feb 6, 2018 Sara Prior
Feb 6, 2018 Dawn Longo
Feb 4, 2018 Ricky Bush
Feb 4, 2018 Elizabeth McGowan
Feb 4, 2018 Debra kaplan
Feb 4, 2018 darien reece
Feb 4, 2018 DAVID HARTER
Feb 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2018 Myrna Alvarado
Feb 2, 2018 Janette Klein
Feb 2, 2018 Laura Gammert
Feb 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2018 Victoria Stanek
Feb 2, 2018 Holly Reed
Feb 2, 2018 Rose Stanek God bless your work.
Feb 2, 2018 Jesús Reyes
Feb 2, 2018 Edward Barrett
Feb 2, 2018 Shirley Kunze
Feb 2, 2018 Lenore Norman
Feb 2, 2018 Janine Jensen We need to do a better job for children and educate children that people aren't for sale
Feb 2, 2018 Doris Dahan Rmeily
Feb 2, 2018 Marion Weston
Feb 2, 2018 Carol Harris This is a heinous practice and must be stopped.
Feb 1, 2018 Heather Thompson
Jan 31, 2018 Jennifer Schonberger
Jan 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 31, 2018 Dona Anderson
Jan 31, 2018 Jean Wallisch Making changes should start with our most important asset, our children.
Jan 31, 2018 Nico Dabajo
Jan 31, 2018 Marco Tolomelli
Jan 31, 2018 Perlita Schubert
Jan 31, 2018 Marie-Paule QUIN
Jan 24, 2018 JoAnn Loomis There is a special place in hell for child traffickers AND for the officials that allow them to continue these despicable acts. PLEASE do all that you can to stop these horrible things.
Jan 24, 2018 Anita Hoos
Jan 22, 2018 Vivien Wass
Jan 21, 2018 Connie Jean
Jan 21, 2018 Zack Stills
Jan 19, 2018 Carla Wilson
Jan 18, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 18, 2018 Rhonda Maness

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