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Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011

For the past year and a half, Congress has failed to reauthorize America's cornerstone legislation to fight human trafficking. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, initially enacted in 2000 and reauthorized three times with bipartisan support, has greatly increased America's ability to protect victims and prosecute traffickers, as well as set important funding benchmarks. 

Tell Congress to pass this crucial legislation which will authorize funding for vital services for trafficking survivors and fill critical gaps by building on the impact of the original law. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act encourages the distribution of the Polaris Project-operated National Human Trafficking Hotline number within federal and state agencies so that human trafficking victims have a place to call to get help 24 hours a day. The bill also strengthens the ability to prosecute those who fraudulently recruit individuals in foreign labor contracts and helps foreign governments investigate labor recruitment centers where trafficking victims may be recruited. It also establishes grant programs for states to assist child victims of sex trafficking.

What You Can Do:
  1. Find your members of Congress, as well as their contact information, by typing in your zip code below.
  2. Call your Senator and Representative and ask them to support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.

    "Hi, my name is [ YOUR NAME ] and I am a constituent. I am calling to urge my Senator/Representative to support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act when it is introduced. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, initially enacted in 2000 and reauthorized three times with bipartisan support, has greatly increased America's ability to protect victims and prosecute traffickers, as well as set important funding benchmarks. Thank you."
  3. Follow up with an e-mail through the form below.

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Photo Credit: Department of State Trafficking in Person Report.