One year ago, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the cornerstone of the U.S. effort to fight human trafficking, expired because Congress failed to act in time. The same is at risk of happening this year.
Political talk won’t end human trafficking. But your action can. Congress will not act until you do.
Just 10 phone calls in a day to a congressional office gets attention and can make a difference. Here are four ways you can join us to make a difference today and throughout the week:
- LEARN MORE: Visit www.passTVPRAnow.org to learn more about the TVPRA, download resources about the legislation and advocacy, and download phone numbers and call scripts.
- CALL AND TWEET YOUR SENATORS: Call both of your senators and ask them to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S 1301). Then organize 10 of your friends to do the same! You can download the phone numbers, twitter handles and call script for your senators here.
- GET CREATIVE: Think creatively about how you can engage with your elected leaders, community, and friends about your passion for fighting modern-day slavery. Whether it’s calling your senators every week until the TVPRA passes, educating your community about modern-day slavery, or learning about how you can fight slavery in your daily life, make a commitment to fight modern-day slavery. Then, share your commitment on our ACT:S Challenge page.
- GO BEYOND JUSTICE: Start an ACT:IVE group this fall that explores how to connect faith & justice and takes action on issues urgent to the world’s poor.
Again, visit www.passTVPRAnow.org to learn more and download resources to help your commitment to stop modern-day slavery.
The national call-in day is being organized by the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) — a coalition of organizations committed to abolishing modern-day slavery, including World Vision and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT-USA), Free the Slaves, International Justice Mission, Not for Sale, Polaris Project, Safe Horizon, Solidarity Center, and Vital Voices Global Partnership.