Take Action: End slavery in America: Ask your Member of Congress to support the 2011
Millions of people today live as slaves, trapped in endless cycles of debt bondage, violence, and exploitation. Slavery is all around us, in our communities and in the products that we buy. As Americans and as Jews, we believe that slavery desecrates the image of God found in every person and that no one should benefit from the proceeds of slave labor. Freedom is one of the values on which our nation was founded, and Jewish tradition compels us to act to protect the most vulnerable among us.
On August 30, the 2011 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (HR 2830) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill is the cornerstone of American anti-trafficking efforts. TVPRA strengthens our government’s ability to protect victims, expands law enforcement’s capacity to prosecute traffickers, and enhances measures to prevent trafficking at its roots.
This landmark anti-slavery initiative was created by Congress 10 years ago, but the act expires soon and must be renewed. Any delay could jeopardize the remarkable progress the U.S. has made. Your Member of Congress needs to hear from you today that the TVPRA must be both renewed and strengthened by including key business transparency provisions!
Together we can make a difference in ending modern slavery! T'ruah is joining together with leading Jewish organizations to fight human trafficking and support the TVPRA.