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Goal: 40,000 Progress: 33,733
Sponsored by: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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

Dec 5, 2017 Amanda Morrison- LaVere
Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 29, 2017 Julie Brickell
Nov 28, 2017 Mary Christensen Human Trafficking must be stopped at all costs! These are human beings who could be your daughter, your son etc. How much value can you put on a Human Life?
Nov 28, 2017 Jessica Reddy
Nov 28, 2017 Bill Reddy This is horrendous practice must be stopped!
Nov 28, 2017 Fran Reddy Children need to be protected from this atrocity.
Nov 27, 2017 Birgit Ditto
Nov 27, 2017 Charlene Sipe
Nov 26, 2017 Gwen Wade
Nov 26, 2017 Vanessa Chavis
Nov 26, 2017 Julie Schmidt Humans should not be sold and bought!! Stop human trafficking
Nov 26, 2017 Judith Nicholson
Nov 26, 2017 Mara Kramer
Nov 26, 2017 asret Aliti
Nov 26, 2017 isabelle degeneffe
Nov 26, 2017 Lynette Kourouzides
Nov 26, 2017 Pat Goldyn
Nov 25, 2017 Nancy Helgeson
Nov 25, 2017 Maria Donos
Nov 25, 2017 Cinzia Moore
Nov 24, 2017 Susan O'Connor
Nov 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2017 Shirley Hoffstedt
Nov 24, 2017 Virginia Lippert
Nov 24, 2017 Tatiana Shelenga
Nov 23, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 23, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 23, 2017 TINA JENNINGS
Nov 23, 2017 Andrey Yushchenko
Nov 23, 2017 Dubrava Elena
Nov 23, 2017 Donna Julian
Nov 22, 2017 Angela Passetti
Nov 22, 2017 Audrey Malloy Please stop child trafficking
Nov 22, 2017 Debbie Hemlock Sex trafficking exists because we are not doing enough to help those being trafficked. Please sponsor this legislation.
Nov 22, 2017 Loretta Johnson
Nov 22, 2017 Ann Slaton Adults are meant to protect children, not abuse them.
Nov 22, 2017 Eileen cutrone
Nov 22, 2017 Tracy Dennis It is sick that the laws aren't already stricter!
Nov 22, 2017 Paul Morse
Nov 22, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Nov 22, 2017 kelly boulter
Nov 22, 2017 Jennifer Friesland So unfair!!!
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 16, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Nov 15, 2017 betty berry
Nov 13, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Nov 13, 2017 Amanda Williams
Nov 13, 2017 Kim Singer

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