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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 21, 2017 Mary Jo Hajicek please!
Oct 21, 2017 Patricia Gow This need to be stopped. Protect these young people.
Oct 21, 2017 Brendan Weldon-Beltz Actually, our Florida senator introduced the senate version; he usually disappoints, but we are absolutely proud that he has stepped up against child trafficking in the U.S. Child trafficking is evil and should not be tolerated anywhere in the world!
Oct 21, 2017 Erik Bjarnar
Oct 21, 2017 Lyssa Twomey
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2017 Alicja Bożek
Oct 21, 2017 rukhsana ghazanfar
Oct 21, 2017 Dorothea Buren
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2017 Bronwyn Shields
Oct 21, 2017 Patrice van Rossum
Oct 21, 2017 Cindy Perilstein
Oct 21, 2017 Helen Goodwin I actively support A21, the International Justice Mission, World Vision, and Compassion International in the fight against human trafficking and ask that you please support this bill. Thank you!
Oct 21, 2017 Cynthia Yeager This is sad that we should even have to ask for this, but it's a reality
Oct 21, 2017 robert dowling
Oct 21, 2017 Candice Laurence
Oct 21, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Oct 21, 2017 Roberta Moore Children should be protected not used & abused. Please pass this legislation.
Oct 21, 2017 Lale Halimoglu
Oct 21, 2017 Kelley Collins
Oct 21, 2017 Kathleen Brunner
Oct 21, 2017 Robert Meyer
Oct 21, 2017 Julia Gray
Oct 21, 2017 Jacqueline Rozenfeld
Oct 21, 2017 Rosemary Williams
Oct 21, 2017 Sharon Balzano
Oct 21, 2017 E Pearson
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2017 Jeannie Dixon
Oct 21, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Oct 21, 2017 Laurie Aman
Oct 21, 2017 Audrey Holmes
Oct 21, 2017 Andrew Deakin
Oct 20, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
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

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