You'll Make a Good Piece of Change, Baby
Another man in the room subdued her husband with a quick beating and
forced nylon wrist ties on them. A third person, in another room,
secured their two children as well - all of them were gagged and told,
"if anyone makes a sound, you'll be murdered." The 26 year-old and her
family were forced into a van while a fourth person waited at the wheel.
The man Regina married to share life with and protect her could no
longer do either: she was dropped at a sex trade camp, he was dropped
off at a warehouse as forced labor, and the children were trafficked
south of the border for sale.
"There are more individuals in slavery today than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade." PolarisProject.org
We have opportunities, at every turn, to put a crimp in the plans of
people who abduct, sell, and abuse human beings, but it's never been an
issue with most until it hits close to home - maybe at home, as in Regina's case.
I urge you, to actively support legislation and those who would vote for
enactments that would better ensure the safety of your families,
friends, and loved ones so, if any become victim to this heinous crime,
you can feel confident about the force and effectiveness against the
people who perform and contribute to this vicious act.
Or wait till it's your mouth they place their hand over and beat you into submission - your move.
Tell Congress to Support Anti-Human Trafficking Bills
clothes we wear to the food we eat, slavery’s footprint touches many
aspects of our lives. A new bill in Congress is looking to change this.
H.R. 2759 Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act requires companies
with a minimum of $100 million in income to report the measures they
take to address slavery within their business operations to the
Securities and Exchange Commission and on their websites.
S. 1301 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2011The Trafficking
Victims Protection Act, introduced in 2000, greatly increased America’s
efforts to protect victims, assist survivors, improve prevention methods
and successfully prosecute traffickers.
H.R. 2730 Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act Very few law enforcement and child
welfare agencies have adequate training and resources to support child
victims of trafficking. H.R. 2730 will strengthen the child welfare
approach to child trafficking by providing child welfare employees with
training and guidance, ensuring that victims are placed in homes with
sufficient capacity to meet their needs and improving data collection by
adding a “human trafficking” classification to the current child
welfare reporting system.
H.R. 4259/S. 2234 End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act of 2012 The End Trafficking in Government
Contracting Act aims to prevent human trafficking that may occur
through U.S. Government contractors and subcontractors.
You can help to save a
life, or an entire family - a run-away - from the fate I've described
above. Take action now, contact your Congressional representative to express your support of anti-trafficking legislation, then come back to sodahead feeling
freaking proud that you're one step closer to ending a horror you
wouldn't want to endure - believe it.
Read More: http://www.polarisproject.org/