Wednesday, May 23, 2012

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Please Help Us End Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania!

Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery, which overwhelmingly impacts women and girls. It is the fastest growing crime in the world and is a crisis taking place right here in Pennsylvania.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Notification Act (HB 235) is a bill that would assist victims of human trafficking by requiring key establishments to post the toll-free 24-hour hotline number so victims can call for help. The posting of the hotline will provide access to help for victims and act as an outlet for tipsters. Identifying victims and providing a centralized venue for reporting tips is the key to enforcing the law and uncovering this hidden crime.

House Bill 235 is moving quickly and is expected to be voted on by the full House of Representatives TODAY. We need to act fast to ensure our State Representatives vote in favor of this life-saving bill!

Please take a moment right now to call your State Representative and urge him/her to vote YES to House Bill 235. You can find out who your Representative is here.

Here is a sample call script to use:

My name is ________ and I live in your district. I am calling to ask Representative __________ to vote in favor of HB 235. This important bill would help end human trafficking in Pennsylvania and assist victims of this horrific crime by requiring the 24-hour hotline to be posted in certain establishments so victims can call for help. Can I count on Representative ___________ to vote in favor of this life-saving legislation? Thank you for your time and consideration.

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