There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today - more than any other time in history. But you can take action right now to ensure that this number starts to change.
In 2000, Congress passed an innovative bill called the Trafficking Victims Protection Act to combat modern-day slavery around the world. That law must be renewed in order to sustain the life-saving programs it established. Please urge Congress to endorse the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
Please support the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act
I write to express support for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 1301).As you may know, there are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today. The TVPRA would sustain and improve life-saving U.S. programs that combat slavery around the world and within our borders.
In particular, this legislation supports the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP)--our government's most important asset for combating modern-day slavery internationally. TIP's skilled diplomats monitor slavery and press governments around the world to confront it. By providing grant funding to organizations like International Justice Mission, the TIP Office has enabled the rescue and rehabilitation of thousands of survivors of sex trafficking and forced labor slavery, and the prosecution and conviction of hundreds of trafficking perpetrators.
I urge you to co-sponsor the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and to protect the TIP Office's small budget from further cuts. Please help maintain U.S. leadership in the fight against modern-day slavery by defending the programs that serve the most vulnerable among us.
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