Today, there are 27 million slaves in the world- that's more than any other time in history. This injustice must be addressed, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act does just that- However, partisan gridlock in Congress is jeopardizing the cause. If this law is not renewed by the end of this year, funding for law enforcement and victims could run out, resulting in a global impact. But the TVPRA is held up in congress, and the new bill does not have full support. Sign this petition to let the Government know that we want this bill passed NOW. "This is not the time to play partisan games. You do not play politics with Slavery. This is not a right or left issue. It's a right or wrong issue." -Jesse Eaves, senior policy advisor at World Vision
The Trafficking Victims Protection Re-authorization Act needs to be passed in order to renew the TVPA of 2000, which was designed to be updated every few years to adapt to changing methods of traffickers. The law imposes strict federal penalties on traffickers and funds programs to detect, arrest, and prosecute them. It also supports services for victims of human trafficking, and sets a global minimum standard for confronting trafficking and slavery.
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