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National Anti-Trafficking Legislation Passed!

05/28/2014 2:50 PM | Heather Brown (Administrator)
From our friends at the Community Campaign against Human Trafficking Tampa Bay ..

Exciting News!    http://sharedhope.org/2014/05/21/unaimous-bipartisan-support-results-passage-5-anti-trafficking-bills/

On May 20, with remarkable bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of five bills that will strengthen America's response to child victims of sex trafficking. The bills include:

  1. H.R. 3530, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA)
  2. H.R. 3610, Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2013 (SETT)
  3. H.R. 4058, Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act
  4. H.R. 4225, Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014 (SAVE)
  5. H.R. 4573, International Megan's Law                                                                                       
"We're excited to see a growing intolerance for the factors that make trafficking flourish: demand for commercial sex with minors, online classified sites that facilitate the sale of children, and a disregard for the protection from exploitation of homeless, runaway and foster youth," ~Linda Smith, President and Founder of Shared Hope International

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