Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Help End Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania

Last month, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Act (SB 338) was unanimously voted out of the Senate Labor & Industry Committee. This state legislation would require posting of the National Human Trafficking Hotline - 1-888-3737-888 - so trafficking victims can call to get help or individuals can call if they see anything suspicious.

In order to keep SB 338 moving forward, we need to keep the pressure on by generating as many calls as possible to key members of Senate Leadership to ask them to bring SSB 338 to the Senate floor for a vote ASAP. The calls need to go to the following two Senators in particular:

• Senator Dominic Pileggi (Majority Leader) 717-787-4712
• Senator Jake Corman (Appropriations Committee Chair) 717-787-1377

Below is a script you are welcome to use:

“Hi, my name is ______________. I am calling to ask Senator ____________to swiftly bring SB 338, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Act, to the Senate floor for a vote. This important bill would help end human trafficking in Pennsylvania and assist victims of this horrific crime by requiring the hotline be posted in certain establishments so victims can call for help. This bill was unanimously voted out of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee on October 18th. Can I count on Senator ____________ to bring this life-saving legislation to the Senate floor for a vote? Thank you for your time and consideration.”


After you make the call, please email rfoley@womensway.org to report who you made the calls to and the outcome of the conversations. If you would like more information on the work to end human trafficking visit the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition's website.

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