Over the last year, you’ve stood with IJM in advocating for the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) – the foundation of our country’s efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery around the world. You have helped secure broad bi-partisan support in the House and Senate for this critical legislation, and the bill passed out of key committees in both bodies in October.
Since that time, however, the bill’s progress has become mired in the highly charged debates that are typical of election year politics. The Senate bill, S. 1301, is stronger than its House counterpart and is the closest to passing — it just needs to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.
This is why I want to ask for your help again. Please take two minutes today to call your Senators and ask for their help in getting the TVPRA passed as soon as possible. Feel free to use the sample script for your call.
If passed, this bill will make a difference for children and families who need help. We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support!
Director of Justice Campaigns
P.S. You can see whether your Senator has co-sponsored the TVPRA here.
Feel free to use this sample script for your call:
“Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling from [YOUR TOWN, STATE] to voice my support for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, S. 1301. I’d like to ask the Senator to do everything in [HIS/HER] power to get this important bill passed. This legislation helps to combat human trafficking around the globe and right here in [YOUR STATE], an issue I really care about. Would you please pass my message on to the Senator? Thank you!”