Target: U.S. Congress
Goal: Ensure homeless children are provided shelter and protection from sex traffickers.
Twenty-thousand children are forced into prostitution every year. Almost 50% of these kids are homeless.
Sex traffickers know that homeless kids are easy targets. They know that every child has a breaking point, when they will do anything for food and shelter.
While the U.S. government has been ramping up anti-trafficking programs, it is simultaneously cutting funding for homeless kids and closing shelters. This makes no sense.
Cracking down on pimps and johns is essential, but even more important is making sure the kids involved aren’t put in that situation in the first place.
We must urge Congress to provide funding for homeless shelters.
Giving homeless kids a safe place to go will take them out of harm’s way and significantly reduce the number of young people trafficked every year in the United States.
Send a message to Congress today: No child should have to make the impossible choice between shelter and dignity.
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