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Petitioning Governor Earl Tomblin and 1 other

Urge Governor Tomblin to sign anti-human trafficking legislation

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Supporters

West Virginia is currently one of two states that has no law against human trafficking. You can help change this! A new bill (HB 4053) has just passed out of the state legislature that would criminalize human trafficking and ensure that police and prosecutors have the resources they need to end this terrible crime. We need your help to ensure that Governor Tomblin signs this bill (HB 4503) into law.

If we want to fight human trafficking in West Virginia, this bill must become law. HB 4053 establishes the crime of human trafficking in West Virginia and increases protections for minor victims of sex trafficking. HB 4053 also authorizes training for law enforcement officials on how to identify and effectively investigate the crime of human trafficking.

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Letter to
Governor Earl Tomblin
West Virginia Governor
I am writing you today to urge you to please sign HB 4053 into law.

HB 4053 establishes the crime of human trafficking in West Virginia. It includes prohibitions against labor trafficking and sex trafficking. The bill also provides a higher level of protection for minor victims of sex trafficking. Lastly, HB 4053 authorizes training for law enforcement officials on how to identify and effectively investigate the crime of human trafficking. The need for this law cannot be emphasized enough as we seek to eliminate human trafficking in West Virginia.

West Virginia is currently one of two states that lack a statute prohibiting human trafficking. By signing HB 4053 into law, West Virginia would join 48 other states in criminalizing human trafficking and ensure that police and prosecutors have the resources they need to end this terrible crime.

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Sincerely,