Happening? The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S.
1301) was introduced in the Senate over a year ago and has still not
passed. Today, Tuesday September 4, is a national call-in day to encourage
legislators to pass the bill.
Why does this matter?The
Trafficking Victims Protection Act is the cornerstone of all U.S. efforts
to combat human trafficking. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
(TVPA) created the first comprehensive federal law to address human
trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.
On October 1, 2011 this important piece of legislation, the
largest piece of anti-trafficking legislation in U.S. history, expired as a
result of Congressional inaction and partisanship. This failure threatens
U.S. global leadership in the fight against human trafficking and
jeopardizes the progress made over the last decade.
What can I do?Let’s
push the TVPRA over the finish line in the Senate!
Senator Mark Kirk (R)
You can say:
Hi, my name is __________ and I am a constituent from
____________. I am calling to ask that Senator Kirk
support the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, S.
1301. I would like the Senate to vote on this bill as soon as
possible. Thank you.”
Send a tweet @SenatorKirk Support the
bi-partisan Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, S.1301