ATEST and Freedom Network Outline Priority Issues for Obama Administration Final Year

At the close of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (“PITF”) meeting in January, Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, challenged administration staff to feel the “fierce urgency of the remaining 12 months” to cement the President’s legacy by making “as broad and as deep a commitment” as necessary to combat trafficking in persons.

Today, in a letter to President Obama, ATEST and the Freedom Network, outlined four key priorities we feel President Obama should prioritize in his final year of office, in order to ensure a sound and strong legacy: 1) Implement nationwide in-person registration program for domestic workers; 2) adopt comprehensive approach to child trafficking when implementing the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014; 3) require federal departments to procure of fresh tomatoes (and now strawberries and bell peppers), to the extent available, through the Fair Food Program; and 4) Enforce the ban on the importation of goods made with forced, prison and forced child labor from entering the United States.

You can read the full letter here.


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) 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.

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