Target: United States House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Goal: Praise the passage of anti-human trafficking bill.
Authorities will more forcefully go after human traffickers thanks to a new law approved by Congress and President Obama. The United States Congress recently approved a piece of legislation aimed at the crime of human trafficking. According to NOLA, a news agency out of New Orleans, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act will ramp up law enforcement efforts to catch those involved in human trafficking and to provide support for victims.
The bill was sent to President Obama, who promptly signed it into law. Although the bill received approval much later than expected due to partisan bickering, the new legislation will be a tremendous help for people who are currently held in human trafficking rings as well as people who have escaped them.
Human trafficking is among the most odious crimes imaginable. It usually involves kidnapping a person and depriving them of their most basic human rights. People in this industry are sold off for money, like objects. Once inside, they are forced into labor, sexual slavery, and in some cases even have organs removed. Horror stories and urban legends centered on human trafficking are plentiful, not just because the stories are so terrifying, but because many of them are based on real life scenarios. Under this new legislation, money will be taken from the perpetrators of human trafficking rings and used to help the victims.
Please sign this petition to U.S House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to applaud Congressional approval of this necessary piece of legislation.
Dear Mr. McCarthy,
I recently heard about congressional approval of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, and I would like to applaud the United States Congress for passing this badly needed bill. As I’m sure you’re aware, human trafficking has become a serious issue in the United States and around the world.
When a person is kidnapped and taken into a human trafficking ring, it is very often for the purposes of sexual slavery or forced labor. Although much of this takes place in developing countries, it has also been known to occur in the United States. People are traded and sold off like objects, and many of them are children.
As Americans, these crimes go against one of our deepest beliefs about the intrinsic worth of every person. By going after human traffickers more rigorously, we will setting an example to other nations. In addition, we’ll be a step closer to dismantling trafficking inside the United States.
We cannot allow these heinous crimes to continue inside our borders. We should be doing everything that we can to rescue victims of human trafficking, and we should lock up perpetrators for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the approval of this bill, human trafficking will receive more attention.
[Your Name Here]
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