Free the Slaves, in conjunction with the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), a coalition of 12 U.S.-based organizations, is asking Congressmen and women to submit requests to the Appropriations Committee for anti-slavery programs that were authorized under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA)of 2008.
Sign the petition urging the U.S. government to continue the TVPRA
In particular, we are requesting funding for accounts under the State-Foreign Operations, Labor-HHS, and CJS bills.
See here, here, and here for ATEST’s letters (in PDF form) outlining the specific accounts and amounts requested.
In order to make this a success, we NEED YOUR HELP.
We ask that you call your representative with the simple message to “support appropriations under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act”.
The deadline for submitting these requests to the relevant subcommittees is Friday, May 20, so please make contact by WEDNESDAY, MAY 18.
Thank you for your support!