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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

Feb 20, 2017 Danielle Marques
Feb 20, 2017 Rachel Parnell
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Feb 15, 2017 Tylar-Ann Bender S0K0Y0
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Feb 12, 2017 sharon belson
Feb 10, 2017 Stacey Govito
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Feb 10, 2017 Sandy Frank
Feb 8, 2017 Wendy Schmidt
Feb 8, 2017 Pamela Comstock This must be stopped.
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Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 7, 2017 Baylee Markwell
Feb 7, 2017 Debbie Corrie
Feb 6, 2017 Sharon Carton
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Feb 5, 2017 Thomas Lee Boles Sexual predators, profiteers, and other "conservative" types dislike this. But I would really like to "take back America" from such lowlifes.
Feb 5, 2017 anna myrha
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Feb 5, 2017 Linda Anderson End trafficking by creating a safety net!
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Feb 3, 2017 Traci Hamilton
Feb 3, 2017 Linda Gregg
Feb 3, 2017 Craig Zimmerman
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