ATEST Applauds Senate Passage of Trafficking Victims Protection Act and Abolish Human Trafficking Act
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) is the United States’ single most crucial law on combating human trafficking and modern slavery, and on providing support to the victims of this heinous crime. The Senate’s unanimous passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1311) and the Abolish Human Trafficking Act (S. 1312) is an important step forward. We congratulate Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as well as their colleagues for championing this important legislation.
ATEST is eager to work with champions in the House and Senate to ensure the TVPA is fully reauthorized. We urge Congress to pass a comprehensive package that reauthorizes resources for anti-trafficking efforts across the government, including the international provisions not covered by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (S. 1312) and the Abolish Human Trafficking Act (S. 1311).
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking is a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world. ATEST member organizations include: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), ECPAT-USA, Free the Slaves, Futures Without Violence (FUTURES), International Justice Mission, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), National Network for Youth (NN4Y), Polaris, Safe Horizon, Solidarity Center, Verité, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. ATEST is a project of Humanity United and Humanity United Action. www.EndSlaveryandTrafficking.org