posted by Community Admin on Jun 30, 2014
Last thursday, a new bipartisan bill was introduced to the House of Representatives-- Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980).
This bipartisan legislation reflects agreements reached between the House and Senate negotiators, reconciling differences on three bills previously approved by the House (H.R. 1896, H.R. 3205, and H.R. 4058) and the Senate Finance Committee (S. 1876, S. 1877, and S. 1878).
The legislation includes numerous provisions that will encourage states to reduce the incidence of sex trafficking among youth in foster care, empower and promote normalcy for foster youth, quickly move more children from foster care into adoptive homes or the homes of relatives, and increase the amount of child support provided to families in which one parent is outside of the U.S.
This legislation is a huge step forward for protecting vulnerable youth from trafficking.
Stay tuned for what you can do to help this important bill pass!
"We each have a responsibility to make this horrific and all-too-common crime a lot less common. And our work with victims is the key that will open the door to real change—not just on behalf of the more than 44,000 survivors who have been identified in the past year, but also for the more than 20 million victims of trafficking who have not.
As Secretary of State, I’ve seen with my own two eyes countless individual acts of courage and commitment. I’ve seen how victims of this crime can become survivors and how survivors can become voices of conscience and conviction in the cause.
This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report offers a roadmap for the road ahead as we confront the scourge of trafficking."
-- John F. Kerry, Secretary of State
Grace Point Church in San Diego hosted a 5k run
and raised over $15,000!
We are so blown away by our generous supporters.
Check out this video of the event:
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