Support AB 90 and SB 861
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Support AB 90 and SB 861

    1. Petition by

      Polaris

The California Legislature recently passed two great anti-human trafficking bills that are now awaiting Governor Brown’s signature in order to become law! Your help is vital to ensuring that they do!

Here are the bills:

AB90 - Human Trafficking - Minors

This bill would expand the definition of criminal profiteering activity established by the California Control of Profits of Organized Crime Act to include a crime where the perpetrator “induces, encourages, or persuades a person under 18 years of age to engage in a commercial sex act.”  The bill will make it easier for prosecutors to target those who traffic children for commercial sexual exploitation.

SB 861 - Conflict Minerals

Landmark piece of legislation that will prohibit companies that have failed to comply with disclosure requirements under the Securities Exchange Act for conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo from bidding on California state contracts for goods or services. Such workers are often subjected to labor trafficking.

Human trafficking is a brutal crime that lurks in the shadows and thrives on secrecy and isolation of victims. Victims of human trafficking face horrific lives in which they are threatened, beaten, raped, starved, imprisoned or psychologically manipulated - all for the financial profit of human traffickers. This crime is far more common in California than you may think. Removing the requirement of having to prove force, fraud, or coercion in trafficking cases with minor victims is crucial to successfully prosecute more child traffickers in California.  

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Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. by Polaris

      Awesome! This bill has just passed committee, and now goes to appropriations. Let's keep up the pressure!

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • L M PINE, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you in advance.

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      come on Gov. Brown get on top of this issue!

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    • Judith Nyman PETALUMA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I humbly ask you to please sign and help pass any and all bills which come before you for a vote regarding human trafficking in California. It is the right thing to do and is the most important legislation you can pass before the 2011 California Legislative Session ends on September 9th. Thank you.

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    • Diane Smith PASO ROBLES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      These young girls are victims. We need to make the perpetrators of minor sex/labor trafficking feel the pain of slave trade in CA.

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    • Erin Burdett FLAGSTAFF, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Immoral degrading of a human person through trafficking into forced labor is an issue and a reality that CAN end. The cost t not do anything perpetuates TRAUMA and a LACK OF TRUST in government and society. Let's keep that from happening.

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