Two months ago, the Senate introduced, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2011. The House has finally introduced the companion bill H.R. 2830. This groundbreaking legislation increases the U.S. Government’s efforts to protect victims and increases prevention measures. It funds some of CAST’s most vital programs including comprehensive case management, shelter and legal services. However to continue to protect survivors and support programs the bill must be Reauthorized by September 30, 2011. If it is not reauthorized by this date under the new House spending rules, funding for human trafficking survivors could be greatly reduced. The time to take action is now.

Action Steps You Can Take Today!

You can help end modern-day slavery in our lifetime—Call or email your Representative today and ask them to Co-sponsor H.R. 2830 and move quickly to pass this bill.

It’s easy to find your Representative's contact information at the top right corner of the House's website: http://www.house.gov/representatives/

 

1) Either leave a voice message or simply talk to the receptionist:

“My name is ___ and I live at ______________ (your address). I'm calling to ask the Representative to co-sponsor H.R.2830, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Please take action to pass this bill quickly as the Act expires on September 30.

 

2) Send an email to your Representative:

Dear Representative,

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act was signed into law in 2000 and it is currently up for reauthorization. I write today to urge you to co-sponsor this crucial bi-partisan legislation. The 2011 TVPRA (H.R. 2830), as introduced by the House, makes needed improvements that will better assist human trafficking victims, prosecutors and law enforcement, including important measures to prevent human trafficking by halting the abuses of foreign labor recruiters.

The TVPRA improves U.S. programs that combat human trafficking and slavery around the world and within our borders. I strongly urge you to co-sponsor the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011 and move quickly to pass this legislation.

Sincerely,
Your Name

 

CAST thanks you for taking action today!