Thanks to all those who joined CAST and other anti-trafficking organizations around the country in helping pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA). The TVPRA Amendment to The Violence Against Women Act passed in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 93-5 on February 12, 2013. That same day the U.S. Senate passed the full text of the Violence Against Women Act with the TVPRA attached.

CAST thanks the U.S. Senate's demonstrated leadership in ending modern slavery in the United States. The passage of the TVPRA in the Senate vote brings us one step closer to passing this legislation. Next step - the House of Representatives.

CAST will continue to need your support to help pass an equivalent or even stronger version of the TVPRA in the House. We'll keep you posted on action needed.

Thank you again for joining us in assisting to reauthorize the TVPRA which will help survivors around the world and in the US.

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