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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


Oct 19, 2017 Lynette Sauls
Oct 18, 2017 Chris Harrison
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) These are just children...they are people and not property. They'd deserve love and respect not to be sold off like cattle. Please stop this!
Oct 16, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 13, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2017 tammy bullock
Oct 11, 2017 Ellen Prior
Oct 9, 2017 Iona Kentwell
Oct 8, 2017 Ivy Slater
Oct 5, 2017 Hanni Gennat
Oct 5, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 5, 2017 Melissa Bird
Oct 3, 2017 Emma Lorenzo
Oct 3, 2017 Carolina Costa
Sep 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2017 Carlos Maurício Gomes Serrao Sou Rodrigues
Sep 30, 2017 Lois Guthrie
Sep 30, 2017 Michelle Calorio
Sep 30, 2017 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
Sep 30, 2017 Luisa Melo
Sep 30, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please save our children and protect them. They are our future.
Sep 29, 2017 Ruth Keyser Children that end up here being sold as sex slaves is unconscionable. This must stop
Sep 29, 2017 Linda Kehew
Sep 29, 2017 Camille Gilliam
Sep 29, 2017 Jackie Kovacs
Sep 29, 2017 Maritha B Okoye I really want a stop for childtrafficing. It is the worst of crimes to do to our children. They are our future and should be be living safe lifes.
Sep 29, 2017 sirena green
Sep 29, 2017 Jodi Ford
Sep 29, 2017 Patricia Karbs
Sep 29, 2017 Elizabeth Owen
Sep 29, 2017 Linda Wilson
Sep 29, 2017 Beth Appling
Sep 29, 2017 Kelsey Maren
Sep 29, 2017 Rungruedee Nualchawee
Sep 29, 2017 Julie Glenning
Sep 29, 2017 Jacqueline Mcneese Child Trafficking shouldn't even be a thing. It should not exist. Why the hell are there so many disgusting, evil pedophiles out there? Any scum who was involved with the harm of a child[ren] should be executed. Help the children! NOW!
Sep 29, 2017 Marie Pleasant
Sep 29, 2017 jacala kinney
Sep 29, 2017 Randie Graham
Sep 29, 2017 marianne cresci
Sep 29, 2017 Sheri Andes
Sep 29, 2017 Karen Zeckel Tholander
Sep 29, 2017 Saskia Kidd
Sep 29, 2017 Joanne Ferguson
Sep 29, 2017 Inês Viana
Sep 29, 2017 Melinda Norman
Sep 29, 2017 Karin Kunz
Sep 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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