I’M SO STOKED! Why!?! …….
I just got to talk to representatives from Senator Thomas Harkin’s office AND Senator Charles E. Grassley’s office! I called to show my support for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), because the International Justice Mission (IJM) sent out an e-mail saying that today, SEPTEMBER 4, is the NATIONAL CALL-IN-DAY TO PASS THE ACT! Woohoo!!!
What in the world is that (the TVPRA)!?!
“The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) is a crucial bill that will renew the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, which established the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons authorized the annual Trafficking in Persons report, and established a global minimum standard for confronting trafficking and slavery.”
MODERN DAY LANGUAGE:
Basically, we want to keep up to date on the laws. We want the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report to keep coming out, because it has helped to increase and maintain expectations for legal authorities…..and THAT HAS BROUGHT ABOUT CHANGE TO PROSECUTE PERPATRATORS, RESCUE VICTIMS, AND COMBAT CHILD TRAFFICKING! WOOHOO!!
So, CALL YOUR SENATORS! Look here for your senator’s names, phone numbers, and a short description of what you can say!
To see how this Act has positively impacted Cambodia and other countries, look here or read below:
“The Cambodian Government was largely unresponsive to IJM’s reports of the sexual exploitation of very young children in Svay Pak until the country was placed on Tier 3 – a failure to meet minimum standards for combating trafficking – in the 2002 TIP Report. U.S. Ambassador Charles Ray leveraged the Tier Ranking and threat of diminished foreign assistance to persuade the Cambodian Government to begin taking child trafficking seriously. The Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection police (AHTJP), led by General Bith Kim Hong, have since been effective in combating child trafficking, leading to hundreds of victim rescues, perpetrator arrests and convictions.”