Working for Justice
History Making Legislation to Protect Innocent Children From Sex Trafficking and Abuse.
The Foundation United advocates for legislation that will protect the most vulnerable... our children. Making your voice heard is key in helping this legislation being passed!
The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2021 (H.R. 5150) (TVPA), sponsored by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) is legislation which now includes a mandate on sex trafficking prevention education for students K-12 for the first time! This would provide funding for schools to institute our train-the-trainer model and curriculum to save young lives! Click here to download a quick fact sheet about the TVPA.
Another piece of legislation in the U.S. Congress is entitled the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2021. The Senate version of S. 2136 is sponsored by Senator Murkowski (R) and Senator Smith (D). The House version of this bill is sponsored by Representative Buchanan (R) and Representative Wasserman-Schultz (D), (H.R.4989).
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Elizabeth in the fight against human trafficking for many years, including on legislation to help educate students about how to identify the warning signs properly. Elizabeth is a true leader in combatting this form of modern-day slavery and protecting innocent and defenseless children. As schools in Southwest Florida reopen this month, nothing is more important than Foundation United's work to ensure our children are safe from predators.”
-Congressman Vern Buchanan
Three Ways You Can Advocate for This Legislation:
First, please pray that these bills will pass their committees quickly and that they will receive a full vote in both chambers of Congress by the end of the year.
USE YOUR VOICE:
Second, please contact your local representatives and Senators to ask them to support this legislation and bills like these; the more co-sponsors a bill has, the more likely it is to gain momentum for a full vote – and eventually pass. To locate your Representative and Senators, click this link and type your address into the box on the right side of the screen labeled “Contact your Member.”
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