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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

Nov 16, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Nov 15, 2017 betty berry
Nov 13, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Nov 13, 2017 Amanda Williams
Nov 13, 2017 Kim Singer
Nov 8, 2017 inger knudson
Nov 8, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 8, 2017 Miranda Kibler
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 6, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Nov 5, 2017 Kay Shelton
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Nov 2, 2017 sonia salgueiro
Nov 1, 2017 Roxanne Hewitt
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Nov 1, 2017 Julie Reid
Oct 26, 2017 Eileen Kulp
Oct 25, 2017 JUDY STORKAMP
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Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Lucy Won
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Oct 24, 2017 Victoria Sola
Oct 24, 2017 Michelle Pestana
Oct 24, 2017 Sally Simpson
Oct 24, 2017 Dimitra Nisioti
Oct 24, 2017 Lucretia Marriott
Oct 24, 2017 Alice Polesky
Oct 24, 2017 Thomas w
Oct 24, 2017 Penelope Carter
Oct 24, 2017 Liz Seff
Oct 24, 2017 Peggy Raum
Oct 24, 2017 Linda Weaver
Oct 24, 2017 Eugene H. Dampier
Oct 24, 2017 Maria Cox You would think in the 21st Century this would be gone but it is even worse! This needs to be stopped!
Oct 24, 2017 Merry Drew
Oct 24, 2017 tony pallini
Oct 24, 2017 Michele Rhodes Please, please, please save these powerless, abused & oppressed children TODAY. Make this a TOP PRIORITY. We need to reach out to help the weakest in our society. They have no one else. YOU are the one to make a difference!!!!
Oct 24, 2017 Ann Baumber
Oct 24, 2017 Erica Romanowski
Oct 24, 2017 Rachel Nichols
Oct 24, 2017 Dana Oholorogg
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
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Oct 21, 2017 Alicja Bożek
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