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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

Mar 22, 2017 Suni Robert-Ibarra
Mar 22, 2017 Micheal Garrett
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Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Sophie Miranda
Mar 20, 2017 Leanne Fisher
Mar 11, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 11, 2017 Sigfrido Torreiro
Mar 11, 2017 Valerie Crawford This is a big problem in this country. Please pass the two important bills!
Mar 10, 2017 Ellen Cather
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 Heather Zito
Mar 10, 2017 Amber Godown
Mar 10, 2017 Maureen Downs
Mar 10, 2017 Kristina Emily
Mar 10, 2017 Gail Deutsch please protect our future
Mar 10, 2017 Dede Bridges
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Mar 8, 2017 jamie pickstone
Mar 7, 2017 Peggy Phan
Mar 7, 2017 Suzette Henderson
Mar 6, 2017 Jennifer Lavely
Mar 6, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Mar 6, 2017 stephanie cameron
Mar 5, 2017 leslie shellberg
Mar 5, 2017 Maria Thibault
Mar 4, 2017 Cecelia Mondoc
Mar 4, 2017 Michael Biggs
Mar 4, 2017 Suzanne Anderson
Mar 3, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Mar 3, 2017 Jamie Smith
Mar 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2017 Jason Borda
Mar 2, 2017 Michelle Franca
Mar 1, 2017 Christine Jordan
Mar 1, 2017 Shirley Shelden Please help these vulnerable children.
Mar 1, 2017 Nicole Schmid
Mar 1, 2017 Kellly Davis
Mar 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2017 Cressie Patterson
Feb 28, 2017 Debra Price
Feb 28, 2017 Camilla Comanich
Feb 28, 2017 Phyllis Huntley
Feb 28, 2017 Tammy Cieslak
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Feb 28, 2017 Marlene Rosenberg
Feb 28, 2017 Sandra Lytle
Feb 28, 2017 Darlene Edwards
Feb 28, 2017 Gabriel Betancourt
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