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Sponsored by: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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

Jun 24, 2016 patrick j THIS IS WROOOOONG
Jun 24, 2016 Barbara Owen
Jun 24, 2016 Kathy Burhoe
Jun 24, 2016 Gina Ventola
Jun 24, 2016 Margaret Goscilo
Jun 24, 2016 Beatrice Costagliola
Jun 24, 2016 L.J. Robinson
Jun 24, 2016 Marie Marcantonio
Jun 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2016 Marilyn Lemons
Jun 24, 2016 D Dillon
Jun 24, 2016 Cathleen H Mckenzie RN Anything we do to protect our children is protecting those who will lead us of the next generation
Jun 24, 2016 kiri Krishnapillai
Jun 24, 2016 Jean Berryman STOP CHILD TRAFFICKING!!!
Jun 24, 2016 Margaret Little The US government has spent enough time and energy on fighting each other. It is time to put that energy where it belongs with the American Children; not corporations, not special interests, but the children that today are vulnerable to trafficers.
Jun 24, 2016 Jann Muhlhauser
Jun 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2016 Hillary Wehrle This is a blight on humanity! Please help it end!
Jun 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2016 Laurie Stadther
Jun 24, 2016 Rhana Wyble How anyone could hurt a child is beyond me!
Jun 24, 2016 Milli Barton
Jun 24, 2016 nancy lowe
Jun 24, 2016 Karen Bernardy
Jun 24, 2016 Jean Semrau
Jun 24, 2016 Linda Grimm
Jun 24, 2016 Lorna Bent
Jun 24, 2016 Nagisa Fukumoto
Jun 24, 2016 cindy martina
Jun 24, 2016 Judith S Anderson
Jun 24, 2016 Virginia Matteson
Jun 24, 2016 BOB MOTTO
Jun 24, 2016 D Glover
Jun 24, 2016 Diane Shaudys
Jun 24, 2016 Janet Mueller-Alsup
Jun 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2016 Dianne Thompson This legislation is vital to the safety of our children and communities. PLEASE do what's right and back this legislation.
Jun 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2016 Brian Walton
Jun 24, 2016 Sverrir Gestsson
Jun 24, 2016 Francisco Oyarzun
Jun 24, 2016 Cynthia Lyle
Jun 24, 2016 Gonzalo Villarroel
Jun 24, 2016 Katherine Oyarzun
Jun 23, 2016 Jaina Cabot
Jun 23, 2016 JoAnn Evans
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Jun 20, 2016 Marianela Segura
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Jun 18, 2016 Monika Brunda

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