National Anti-Slavery Call In Day

For those living in the US, it’s in your hands to make a difference.

Call or Tweet your senator today!

Ask them to Support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA, S. 1301)

“Our leaders need to know that this is too important for them not to act. Your leaders are listening but we need to be clear with them: Enough Already. It’s time to rise above slavery.”

Help by tweeting the following message to these Senators:

Support the bi-partisan Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, S.1301 via @worldvisionacts @oasisusa

Or call with the following message:

“Hi, my name is __________ and I am a constituent from ____________. I am calling to ask that Senator_________ support the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, S. 1301. I would like the Senate to vote on this bill as soon as possible. Thank you.”

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act is the cornerstone of all U.S. efforts to combat modern-day slavery. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) created the first comprehensive federal law to address modern-day slavery in the U.S. and around the world.

This law works to prevent trafficking, protect survivors, and prosecute traffickers.  Every few years the law needs to be reauthorized, allowing innovations and improvements to be added to the solid structure provided by the original TVPA of 2000. In 2003, 2005, and 2008 the reauthorization passed Congress unanimously. But on October 1, 2011 this important piece of legislation, the largest piece of anti-trafficking legislation in U.S. history, expired as a result of Congressional inaction and partisanship. This failure threatens U.S. global leadership in the fight against modern-day slavery and jeopardizes the progress made over the last decade.  It also directly threatens the work of Oasis and its partners as we work to end trafficking one community at a time.

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 1301) was introduced in the Senate over a year ago and has still not passed. After months of inaction and politicking the bill is finally moving, a direct result of action by constituentslike you. Let’s push the TVPRA over the finish line in the Senate! In an election year, your Senators need to hear from you that this legislation is important and needs to be passed now. Congress will not act until you do, call your Senators and tell them to pass the S. 1301 now.

To learn more, visit Oasis USA or World Vision Acts.

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