Saturday, February 2, 2013

Help Pass Safe Harbor Legislation in Texas

You’ve stood up for victims of trafficking around the world. Now, you have the opportunity to help stand up for victims in Texas.
Human trafficking has been reported in every U.S. state, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that at least 100,000 children are victims of sex trafficking and prostitution each year in the United States.
While the U.S. has strong federal laws against child trafficking, many states lack state-level legislation to support these laws – leaving significant gaps in protecting children and ensuring they receive the services they need to restore their lives. In many cases, children rescued from trafficking are treated as criminals.
Will you join IJM, Polaris Project and local leaders in calling on Texas lawmakers to pass “Safe Harbor” legislation to protect child trafficking victims from being treated as criminals and to ensure survivors receive the specialized services they need?
Click here to learn more about SB92/HB91 and how you can help.
Join us now. Take action.

Seth Wispelwey
Field Organizer
P.S. Sign up now to join us for an Advocacy Training and Lobby Day in Austin on February 23 & 25!


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