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RESPECTING OTHERS

PROTECTING INNOCENCE: HOW IS YOUR STATE DOING?

Download your state's report card to find out how your state is doing in passing laws to fight child sex trafficking. Share with your friends and encourage your state to #raisethegrade.

Go to:

https://sharedhope.org/what-we-do/bring-justice/reportcards/

VOTING FOR A MORAL BUDGET

Congress is on break until September. When they come back they will work on a budget that right now might include $1.6 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, defunding the EPA, reshaping the tax system to give tax cuts to the rich, and give millions of dollars away in government contracts to business cronies, including the fossil fuel industry. Now is our time to see that this does NOT happen. We must let our elected officials know that we want a moral budget.

Tell Congress that you want a budget that funds social services, education, the environment, and health care. Tell democrats and republicans alike. If Congress can't get a budget passed, we will face the chance of a government shutdown until they do.

We don't want our values compromised. Especially on the backs of those who are ill, immigrants, refugees, and low-income Americans.

Please get involved and tell your elected officials in Congress that we want a moral budget. Thank you!

 

 

PASS HR 2200--THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION ACT

Please call your Representative in Washington and urge him/her to vote for HR 2200, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

The entire name of HR 2200 is the Frederick Douglass Traffickining Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017. HR 2200 would reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. TVPA has been reauthorized four times by overwhelmingly bipartisan votes.

Supporting HR 2200 is an important step the U.S. can take to continue our nation's efforts to stop human trafficking and aid trafficking victims. It ensures critical funding for both domestic and international anti-trafficking programs. Reauthorizing it would allow programs and services that recognize the importance of dignified care for trafficking victims to continue assisting victims.

Please strongly urge your U.S. Representative to pass HR 2200 to protect victims. You can use the following message:

Dear Representative:

I urge you to support HR 2200. I firmly believe in the dignity of the human person and this belief calls on me to protect the vulnerable, including victims of human trafficking. HR 2200 is important, as it reauthorizes the TVPA, providing service provisions that will help victims. Supporting HR 2200 will ensure that our nation's efforts to eradicate human trafficking and assist human trafficking victims continues into the future. I thank Congress for its long-standing commitment to confront modern-day slavery. I stand ready to support victims and appreciate your work to eradicate human trafficking. Thank you.

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37.6%--Percentage increase in arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of individuals it says were "either known or suspected of being in the country illegally" in the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, compared with the same period last year.