PA: Urge Your Representative to Support Vital Anti-Trafficking Legislation
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PA: Urge Your Representative to Support Vital Anti-Trafficking Legislation

    1. Petition by

      Polaris Project

Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world, in which traffickers reap billions in profits by using force, fraud or coercion to rob victims (including US citizens and foreign nationals) of their freedom. It is estimated that thousands of U.S. citizens are trafficked within the United States, including more than 100,000 children in commercial sex. Pennsylvania is not exempt from the brutality of human trafficking, but we can do something about it!

Bipartisan legislation, HB 235 (by Representative Clymer) and SB 338 (by Senator Leach) requires placement of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Hotline number in key establishments, including places of transit (truck stops, welcome centers and bus stations) and in venues where victims may be found “at work” (such as certain hotels/motels, strip clubs, massage parlors). The hotline provides callers - victims, tipsters, and community members - with a bridge to help by linking callers with one or more of over 3000 resources across the country.  Placing this hotline in key locations is critical to fighting this brutal crime, and to rescuing victims, because the crime is hidden in the shadows and traffickers work hard to keep victims of trafficking highly isolated.

For more information on steps that you can take to help fight human trafficking in PA please click here.

 

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    • Elizabeth Santana LANCASTER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      to show support for anti human trafficking legislation

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    • Traci Graver LANCASTER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Would anyone out there like to imagine their wives, mothers, sisters, daughters or sometimes even brothers or sons being victims of Human Trafficking??? Neither would I....that's why I'm signing...

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    • eileen white ROSLYN, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I work with women who have been victims of human trafficking. No one deserves the suffering they have suffered and the traumas they have experienced.

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    • Anna Boyer DREXEL HILL, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this is a just cause and Trafficking should be stopped.

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    • Regina Nalesnik MECHANICSBURG, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      No human being should be treated like this; it is morally wrong. It involves children, too; this needs to be stopped...

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