Some experts estimate that every year, over 100,000 children are forced into prostitution in the United States. In May, the House of Representatives passed a package of five bills to fight human trafficking.
Now, we must call on the Senate to pass these important measures to protect America's children from exploitation. Every minute these bills stand still in the Senate, children on the streets remain easy prey for sex traffickers...
Please join us in protecting America's children. Sign the petition today urging the government to take a strong stand against sex trafficking in the U.S.—starting with the passage of this important legislation.
Dear [Senator Name],
This spring, the House passed a package of five bills that fight human trafficking. As a concerned citizen who cares about protecting our nation's youth, I urge you to vote for this important legislation:
1. H.R. 3530/S. 1738: The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
, which strengthens laws against traffickers and increases services and restitution to victims
2. H.R. 4058/S. 1518: The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act
, which identifies and protects young people at risk of being trafficked, helps foster children participate in afterschool activities and find permanent homes, and improves data collection and reporting about child sex trafficking
3. H.R. 3610/S. 1733: The Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act
, which requires states to pass laws so that trafficked minors receive social services instead of being prosecuted
4.H.R. 4573: The International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking
, which requires other countries to notify the U.S. when American child-sex offenders travel there
5. H.R. 4225\S. 2536: The Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act
, which prohibits knowingly advertising the sexual services of a minor or trafficked person
Thank you in advance for helping to protect America's kids from exploitation.