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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

May 27, 2016 Carolyn Crawford
May 26, 2016 Cheryl Mallon-Bond
May 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2016 rhonda bell
May 25, 2016 Angelina Gonzalez
May 25, 2016 kelly skaggs please lets help these kids, help protect them the best we can.
May 24, 2016 melissa harlan
May 24, 2016 Priscilla Rocco
May 24, 2016 Larissa S
May 24, 2016 Sandra Cavicchi
May 24, 2016 Sara Jagodic
May 24, 2016 Araceli Ramirez
May 24, 2016 Ben Johnson
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2016 Jackie Stone
May 23, 2016 Hope Wessel
May 23, 2016 Melodey Wood
May 23, 2016 Viviana Tello
May 23, 2016 Monica Perez
May 23, 2016 Karen Sprague
May 23, 2016 Martin Washington
May 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) Keep children safe, and let them be children. Strengthen laws, locally and nationally, to made life more difficult for those who profit from child trafficking. Why should children continue to suffer?
May 23, 2016 sandra patterson
May 23, 2016 Pamela Haun
May 23, 2016 Ronson Ramkissoon Children are some of the most vulnerable of our society. Children in welfare are even more vulnerable. It's not thier fault they end up in the system, and they should not have to pay because the system fails! Protect them from those that would abuse them!
May 23, 2016 Tyler Price
May 23, 2016 Amanda Kvapil
May 22, 2016 curtis murphy
May 22, 2016 stacey smith
May 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2016 Sharon Lusignan
May 22, 2016 Donna O'Berry
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May 22, 2016 Tricia Wilson
May 22, 2016 kristel kaljas
May 22, 2016 siska juliana
May 21, 2016 Winona Siewell
May 21, 2016 Madison Daniels
May 21, 2016 Martha Soto
May 21, 2016 Amy Barron
May 21, 2016 Kate Driscoll
May 21, 2016 Raquel Serrano
May 21, 2016 Ana Alvarez
May 21, 2016 Christen Ansuini
May 20, 2016 Alicia Orr
May 20, 2016 Jenna LeFevre
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2016 Esther Clayson
May 20, 2016 Patricia Brown
May 20, 2016 Alan Antwine

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