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Ask Congress to Support the TIP Office

Tip Office Action Alert

There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today and, according to the International Labor Organization, nearly half are children under the age of 18. UNICEF estimates that there are nearly 2 million children exploited in the commercial sex trade worldwide.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can help stop these crimes. Ask your Members of Congress to support increased foreign assistance for the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Office, the nerve center of all U.S. anti-trafficking efforts worldwide. 

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

Message

Please support the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Dear Member of Congress:

The U.S. State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (the TIP Office) is our government's most important asset for combating modern-day slavery. TIP's skilled diplomats monitor the crime and press governments around the world to confront it. TIP grants made to organizations like International Justice Mission have resulted in the rescue and rehabilitation of thousands of survivors of sex trafficking and labor slavery, and the prosecution and conviction of hundreds of traffickers, pimps and slave-owners.

To keep pace with the rapid growth of slavery around the world, I respectfully request that you take steps to strengthen the TIP Office, including:

* Protect the TIP Office budget from budget cuts.
* Add experts to TIP's staff who can respond immediately to major disasters like the Haiti earthquake that put children and women at heightened risk of exploitation.
* Provide resources to help designated focus countries build their justice systems so that trafficking in children can be eliminated entirely.
* Strengthen programs to help governments in South Asia confront bonded labor, which enslaves millions of poor men, women and children.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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