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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 20, 2016 Wanda Smith
Oct 20, 2016 Batya Harlow
Oct 19, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 19, 2016 Cheryl Hay
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Oct 17, 2016 D P
Oct 16, 2016 Andressa Bitelle dos Santos
Oct 15, 2016 Karen Stimson
Oct 15, 2016 Gina Dalvesco
Oct 14, 2016 Mary Kennett
Oct 13, 2016 Cindy austin
Oct 12, 2016 Alicia .L. Denofrio
Oct 11, 2016 Jeanne Lambdin
Oct 11, 2016 Lynn Blaylock
Oct 11, 2016 Marcia Sutton
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Oct 10, 2016 Jane Miller
Oct 9, 2016 Matananda Ben Shmuel
Oct 6, 2016 Nina Domergue
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Oct 2, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 2, 2016 Nancy Jacobs
Oct 1, 2016 diane rockafellow
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Sep 28, 2016 Allison Joseph
Sep 26, 2016 Nicholas Sherman
Sep 26, 2016 Shawn Rodriguez
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Sep 25, 2016 Dede Pritt
Sep 24, 2016 Roseanne Pacheco
Sep 24, 2016 Janice McDaniel
Sep 24, 2016 Evelyn Cruz Get them before is too late, let's be the earth children all children need at a time they are facing hell. Save them!!!
Sep 24, 2016 Stephen Borg
Sep 23, 2016 judith hombravella
Sep 22, 2016 Marjorie Streeter
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Sep 22, 2016 Carole Kubik
Sep 22, 2016 Marlis Whittier
Sep 22, 2016 Michael D. Nesel
Sep 22, 2016 Shauna Smith
Sep 22, 2016 Matthew McWhirr
Sep 22, 2016 Yvonne Baab
Sep 22, 2016 Angie Churchill We must fight hard to end this horrific act by evil people
Sep 21, 2016 Rosa Maria Negrete
Sep 21, 2016 Lorri Goldman
Sep 20, 2016 Fadra Lukszys
Sep 20, 2016 Joseph Holtsclaw
Sep 19, 2016 Teena Berger
Sep 19, 2016 Susan Gregoric

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