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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

Jan 16, 2017 Elena Hernandez
Jan 15, 2017 Valerie Sanderson
Jan 15, 2017 Cathy Doorten
Jan 14, 2017 Kay Beams
Jan 14, 2017 Emmy Daskalaki
Jan 14, 2017 Janine Corday
Jan 13, 2017 Tamara Scarlett
Jan 13, 2017 Lisa Capozzi
Jan 12, 2017 Ann Marie Teder
Jan 12, 2017 Irene Leger
Jan 12, 2017 Edna Litten
Jan 12, 2017 Michelle Morgan
Jan 12, 2017 Mary O'Maley
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Jan 12, 2017 Cinthia Davey
Jan 12, 2017 dawn zizzo
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Jan 12, 2017 rexhepi ibrahim
Jan 12, 2017 Howard Cohen
Jan 11, 2017 Patricia Nye
Jan 11, 2017 Shari Guffey
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) people who are forcing child trafficking should be held as slaves - the way they do - for teir whole life...
Jan 9, 2017 Jennifer Smith
Jan 9, 2017 Shannon Sheets
Jan 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 7, 2017 Justina Lane
Jan 6, 2017 kelly wurzer
Jan 6, 2017 Luiza Lima
Jan 6, 2017 Rachel Hardy
Jan 5, 2017 Debra Tate
Jan 3, 2017 Melanie Gonsalves
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Jan 3, 2017 Angela Haddock
Jan 3, 2017 Brian Le Flem
Jan 2, 2017 Barbara Beam
Jan 1, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Dec 31, 2016 Bill Longsworth
Dec 31, 2016 Jenny Kirk
Dec 30, 2016 Linda Miller
Dec 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 29, 2016 João Carranço
Dec 29, 2016 Lora Hamman
Dec 29, 2016 Mary Richardson
Dec 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Our children and families deserve to know that their loved ones are safe!
Dec 28, 2016 Robert Jones
Dec 28, 2016 gary joseph
Dec 28, 2016 Martina Rimbaldo
Dec 28, 2016 David Yu
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