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Petitioning Senator Jeff Sessions

Tell Senator Jeff Sessions to Stop Supporting Child Sex Trafficking

Recently, the U.S. Senate was moments away from passing landmark legislation that would have provided critical care and shelter to child sex trafficking victims in America. The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010, bi-partisan legislation introduced by Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Cornyn (R-TX), had already passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House with minor changes. But when it came time for the Senate to approve those changes, one man stood in the way: Senator Jeffrey Sessions of Alabama.

By blocking the Victims Support Act, Senator Sessions helped make sure hundreds of thousands of child trafficking victims will remain on the streets of America, being raped and enslaved. He has helped ensure men who are looking to buy sex with children have ample opportunity to do so. And he's helped keep money in the pockets of pimps and traffickers who sell children as young as 11 for sex.

Why is Senator Sessions supporting child sex trafficking? Please, tell him to compensate for the error he made in preventing legislation that would shelter trafficked kids by supporting the passage of The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010 in the next Congressional session.

 

Letter to
Senator Jeff Sessions
As an advocate for the safety and protection of all children, I am horrified by your recent support for the continuation of child sex trafficking in America.

Last month, the U.S. Senate was moments away from passing landmark legislation that could provide critical care and shelter to child sex trafficking victims in America. The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010, bi-partisan legislation introduced by Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Cornyn (R-TX), had already passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House with minor changes. But when it came time for the Senate to approve those changes, one man stood in the way: you.

By blocking the Victims Support Act, you helped make sure the over 100,000 child trafficking victims in America will remain on the streets, being raped and enslaved every day. You helped ensure men who are looking to buy sex with young girls have ample opportunity to do so. And you helped keep money in the pockets of pimps and traffickers who sell children as young as 11 for sex. Even if it was unintentional, you have supported child sex trafficking in America.

Please, stop supporting child sex trafficking by ensuring The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010 is passed in the next session of Congress.

Regards,