It’s time to get practical about standing up with the oppressed.
“The largest piece of human rights legislation in U.S. history is about to expire on September 30th! The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)created the first comprehensive federal law to address modern-day slavery, targeting both the domestic and international dimensions of this human wrong.
It will take all of our voices to ensure Congress reauthorizes this crucial legislation. On Tuesday, September 27th the ACT:S network is hosting a Call-in to Stop Child Slavery.
The goal: Over 5,000 calls in one day!” (From The World Vision Act:S Site)
World Vision is coordinating a call-in effort to renew this bill which is helping to end human trafficking and slavery in America and beyond. Call your representatives this Tuesday and ask them to make TVPRA a priority. They claim it only takes 10 phone calls to make an issue a top priority. So mark your calendars and tell your friends. Your one call could make a difference for a modern day slave being recognized and helped.
Victims of Human Trafficking include forced labor, sex trafficking, bonded labor, debt bondage, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, child soldiers, and child sex trafficking.
There are an estimated 12-27 million people currently being trafficked world-wide.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Re-authorization Act takes measures to protect the vulnerable, protect survivors and prosecute traffickers.