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by Taryn Varady

Are you passionate about fighting against human trafficking?

There is a new revised piece of legislation coming forth called the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). This act was first passed in 2000, which created the first federal law to address human trafficking. This law focuses on a three prong approach of prevention, protection, and prosecution. The outcome of this law will prevent vulnerability, protect survivors, and prosecute human traffickers. The TVPA expires on September 30th
2011. Therefore, we need to pressure our representatives to reauthorize this law immediately. Also, to understand the law more in depth, review the text of the new revised TVPA law of 2011:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.2830:


Washington State Senators Sign Up To Combat Human Trafficking

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011 is designed to protect and provide resources to trafficking victims who decide to work with law enforcement in order to help take down traffickers. Washington state Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray just signed on as Co-Sponsors of the bill. You can see the bills overview, list […]

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