The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), which will renew the Trafficking Protection Act of 2000, must pass before Congress ajourns at the end of the year. The original bill established the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Person. The annual Trafficking in Persons Report, establishes a global minimum standard for confronting trafficking and slavery, which has been our government's most important asset for fighting trafficking internationally. This tiered system provides leverage when a foreign government is unresponsive to demand to end abuses. The legislation also serves to provide domestic funding for assistance programs for survivors.
IJM has organized a National Call-in Day to pass the Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) for TODAY, September 4th. All you have to do is call your senators and ask them to make passing this legislation a priority. IJM makes it simple by providing a script, as well as the phone numbers of your senators. Pass the word around by tagging 10 people on facebook and asking them to participate.
It's so ridiculously simple.
If you live in FL, I'll even give you the phone numbers to call:
Senator (R-FL) Marco Rubio's Office
Senator (D-FL) Bill Nelson's Office
Here's what you'll see when you go to the IJM page:
TAKE ACTION: National Call-in Day to Pass the TVPRA on September 4!
Abolitionists around the country have been advocating for the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) – bi-partisan legislation that will sustain life-saving programs that fight human trafficking at home and abroad.
This legislation must pass before Congress adjourns at the end of the year. On September 4, IJM, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), and abolitionists around the country are mobilizing for the National Call-In Day to Pass the TVPRA!
There are many issues competing for your Senators' attention right now, so they need to hear from constituents who care about ending modern-day slavery to make the TVPRA a priority. Let's work together to generate 3,000 calls – from all 50 states. Will you help us?