Act Now, Not Later. We Must Get the Senate to Pass the “TVPRA”
National Call-In Day September 4th
Let your Senators know you want them to fight slavery!
Today is the day to take action, to let Washington know that fighting slavery is something you care deeply about, to let your Senators know that you want them to pass the single most important piece of anti-trafficking legislation in America, and to do it before they adjourn for the election.
Slavery is not a partisan issue, but the law to fight it has been bottled up by gridlock. We have to get the U.S. Senate’s attention. Today.
Please take 10 minutes to contact your U.S. senators. Ask them to support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, known as TVPRA or S 1301.
Visit this website for your senators’ contact info, and for talking points for when you call:
This landmark law was originally passed in 2000 but must be renewed every three years. It has already expired, and there’s a chance the current Congress will be the first in history to adjourn without renewing America’s signature anti-trafficking measure. The TVPRA authorizes raids on brothels and sweatshops, freeing slaves and prosecuting traffickers. It enables rescue shelters and rehabilitation programs to operate, inside the U.S. and overseas. It helps FTS programs in India and Haiti.
Fighting slavery has always been a bipartisan effort, and this year is no different. But we must let senators know that it’s a priority for voters. The TVPRA ensures the U.S. remains a global leader in helping slaves break free and stay free.
It’s up to each and every one of us to make this happen by contacting our Senators today. Action creates momentum.