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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


Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am saddened when I think there are those who think we can choose our brothers and sisters. God has only one family.
Jul 25, 2014 maggie weatherbee
Jul 25, 2014 MARILYN & TOM FINNELLI DO IT,,
Jul 24, 2014 Maridell Price
Jul 24, 2014 David Catalano This CANNOT be allowed to continue!!
Jul 24, 2014 Monique Lowther
Jul 24, 2014 Roseann LaBrake
Jul 24, 2014 Michelle Cary
Jul 24, 2014 Daniela Bernardes
Jul 24, 2014 Ron Avila
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Linda Gollan
Jul 24, 2014 amy lynn pemrick
Jul 24, 2014 Kristine Millar This inhumane activity can only be stopped by the strong. Support for these victims can only be provided by those with compassion. If you have these skills please dont misuse them: stop this barbarianism now.
Jul 24, 2014 David Ramsey
Jul 24, 2014 Bogdan Antoane
Jul 24, 2014 P. LeVous
Jul 24, 2014 Karl Paloucek
Jul 24, 2014 Rachel Rivera
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Carly French
Jul 24, 2014 moktar Salama
Jul 24, 2014 Vasilis Nisiotis
Jul 24, 2014 Maria Muzzie
Jul 24, 2014 Claudia Hansen
Jul 24, 2014 Katrin Franzen
Jul 24, 2014 Marke Sinclaire
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please protect these children
Jul 24, 2014 Lorraine Rizzo
Jul 24, 2014 Bob Thorne
Jul 24, 2014 Sara Cecoro
Jul 24, 2014 Tania Gutierrez
Jul 24, 2014 Maria Papadopoulou
Jul 24, 2014 sylvie julien
Jul 24, 2014 Susan Martinez
Jul 24, 2014 Sharon Weidensaul Please support H.R. 1732 and S. 1823. Protect innocent lives. Thank you for your compassion.
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Vera Terzopoulou
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) We must find a way to put a stop to this horrendous ordeal for these poor children. Please do everything you can to facilitate the passage of the necessary legislation to put an end to trafficking.
Jul 24, 2014 Tara M
Jul 24, 2014 Rich Turner
Jul 24, 2014 Ashray Sood
Jul 23, 2014 Debra Knight
Jul 23, 2014 Deanna Miller
Jul 23, 2014 Nicole Parsons
Jul 23, 2014 Arlene Sharkey
Jul 23, 2014 Aydee Valle Lets protect the children and severely punish the criminals!
Jul 23, 2014 Tracy Strombom

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