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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

Apr 19, 2018 Loraine Lindsey
Apr 19, 2018 Elizabeth Zettler
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Apr 19, 2018 Nadia Gibbs
Apr 19, 2018 Bathsheba Rook
Apr 19, 2018 Amy Smardz
Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
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Apr 18, 2018 Diana BIRCH
Apr 18, 2018 Carmen Spinu
Apr 18, 2018 Abby Bernhardt
Apr 18, 2018 Roberta R Czarnecki
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Apr 18, 2018 Gretchen Stallworth
Apr 18, 2018 Cristina Jercan
Apr 18, 2018 Carolyn Baker
Apr 18, 2018 Candace Slivinski
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Apr 18, 2018 Tiffany Ehnes
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Apr 18, 2018 Judith Busse
Apr 18, 2018 Carmen Rodriguez
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Apr 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Apr 18, 2018 Robin Brown
Apr 18, 2018 Joan Kolessar
Apr 18, 2018 m sambuchino
Apr 18, 2018 elina tzeli
Apr 18, 2018 Rebecca Burnett
Apr 18, 2018 Maria Fourie
Apr 18, 2018 Elizabeth Potter
Apr 18, 2018 Kathy Jones
Apr 18, 2018 Jo Hunt
Apr 18, 2018 crystle Tellerday
Apr 18, 2018 Patty Gamblin
Apr 18, 2018 Lynn Krikorian
Apr 18, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Apr 18, 2018 Lisa Sherman
Apr 18, 2018 Fran Ransom Why are we so bad at protecting our children and the vulnerable is this country ? I used to think that America was a great country, now I’m not as sure we are failing and falling behind in so many ways
Apr 18, 2018 Patricia DeLuca
Apr 13, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Apr 13, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Apr 12, 2018 Fatima Raza
Apr 12, 2018 Haley Svec
Apr 11, 2018 MATTIA FOSCHI
Apr 10, 2018 Maria-Rita Christoph
Apr 10, 2018 Mara Loeb Stop this atrocity NOW!

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