How I Can Help | Advocate
Even if you only have a couple of minutes each week to devote to the campaign against child sex trafficking, there are still plenty of ways to get involved. Amanda Kloer, an editor at change.org, published an article that addresses involvement possibilities for people who have a limited amount of time. Sign up to be a “Human Trafficking Hero” and do small tasks to promote our cause for a couple of minutes no more than twice a week.
- You must have access to a phone and/or a computer, an email account, and a desire to end human trafficking. Facebook and Twitter accounts are helpful, but are not required.
- Typical assignments include contacting your legislative representative, posting on a company’s Facebook, attending a local event
- Click here to sign up.
- providing block grants to state or local governments to fund rehabilitation services for victims
- creating a victim-oriented approach in addressing sex trafficking of minors
- encouraging law enforcement agencies and the legal system to identify victims of sex trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals
Click here for a complete summary of the bill as provided by Congress.
In the coming days, you will have the opportunity to vote in support of the victims of the child sex trafficking industry under Bill S.596, entitled Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2011. I urge you to stand up for the innocence of our children and fight to end the tragic plight that affects many communities throughout our country today. This is an extremely important bill that will provide critical funding to aid victims in the rehabilitation process following years of sexual exploitation and abuse.
I urge you not only to give the bill your support, but also to encourage you to become a co-sponsor. Join Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and John Cornyn of Texas in supporting groundbreaking legislation that addresses how states classify victims of sex trafficking—they are crime victims, not criminal defendants. This is an issue that has become increasingly problematic in the last couple of years, as the trafficking trade has grown exponentially. Don’t let our children be victims. Child sex trafficking is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. This bill represents another step in rehabilitating the victims of the present and protecting the innocence of our children in the future.
I appreciate your help and ask you to work hard to ensure this bill’s support and ultimate success in Congress. As a constituent of yours, I look forward to seeing how you can improve our legal system and better our community.
Thank you for your consideration.
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