"Do not leave this for the next Congress" -Advocacy Actions for December
“Almost everywhere there is a WOV chapter there is at least one cosponsor and many states have both. Since Women of Vision Lobby Day in March, there have been 19 new cosponsors, 7 from states with WOV chapters! Most recently, WOV chapters in Texas collaborated with their communities to bring Senator Hutchinson on as a cosponsor and WOV Chicago tirelessly worked with Senator Kirk’s office to ensure he was a cosponsor.”
–Jessica Bousquette & Jesse Eaves, World Vision Government Relations Team
In 2012, Women of Vision have proven themselves to be incredible advocates. The reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) has more cosponsors right now (55, including the original sponsor) than any other bill in Congress. Last week, two new Senators signed on as Cosponsors for the TVPRA- we can not let Congress think that just because this is a lame duck session, that we will stop asking them to suport the issues we care about.
Last Thursday, there was a great victory for the fight against human trafficking when Congress passed the Amendment to End Trafficking in Military Government Contracting. However, this does not overshadow the fact that the cornerstone of United States Anti-trafficking legislation, the TVPRA , has been allowed to expire. Today, and twice a week until Congress goes on recess call both of your Senators and say the following-
“Hello, my name is _______ and I am a constituent from __________. I’d like to thank the Senator for voting yes on the Trafficking in Government Contracting Act (S Amen. 3124). I would now like the Senator to focus on passing the Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (S. 1301) immediately. Thank you.”
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Ten People Calling in one day is all that it takes for an office to pay attention to an issue.
Your Senators need to know you care about this bill. If they don’t hear from you, they will assume you don’t think human trafficking and slavery is an important issue. You need to prove them wrong.