Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA)

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act reauthorization (TVPRA) is nearing completion in the Senate, but we need your help. Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who represent your home state and ask them to prioritize passing all versions of the TVPA as soon as possible!

What is the TVPRA?

Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) is comprehensive legislation which enhances the efforts of survivor leaders, government, business, non-profits, and faith organizations to prevent human trafficking, identify and support victims, and ensure offenders and those who facilitate trafficking are held accountable. This landmark legislation supports critical human trafficking programs domestically and globally and lapsed September 2021.

 

Hope for Justice recognizes the importance of this bill in the fight against human trafficking. To support this bill, we urge you to download our letter template and write your senators.

 

 

Why does it matter?

Originally enacted in 2000, the TVPRA is the momentous legislation that first created the U.S. response to human trafficking. Since this time, it has been reauthorized five times; in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013, and 2019. Since this time, this legislation has never failed to be reauthorized. This sixth reauthorization would continue vital anti-trafficking programs and policies supporting victim survivors here at home and abroad. Without reauthorization, VITAL funding for anti-trafficking programs and survivor support would disappear. In July 2022, the TVPRA passed the House of Representatives. We now urge the Senate to work expeditiously to reauthorize this vital human trafficking legislation by scheduling a vote as soon as possible.

 

In the United States there are an estimated 403,000 people living in conditions of modern slavery because they have been trafficked for sexual exploitation, for forced labor, domestic servitude or other reasons. This number only continues to grow. This is why it is so important for you to reach out to your senators so that we can get more people behind this bill. Your voice does matter! Please, show your support and advocate on behalf of survivors of human trafficking everywhere, by getting hold of your senators’ information on this page and sending a letter.

 

 

Where do I send my letter?

Follow the link below to find the contact details for your Senators

Select your State from the drop-down

The physical addresses of your two Senators will be listed – you can send a letter to them physically

Or click on their names to go to their individual websites, where you can find their email addresses.

 

If sending the letter by email be sure to paste the letter instead of attaching it as a document. This will avoid any potential spam filtering.

 

Find how to contact your senators

Can I call instead?

To call follow the link above to find the contact details for your Senators

Call the number for their office at the Capitol starting in 202

Leave a voicemail with the message below:

 

“My name is ________. As a resident of________, I urge you to prioritize the Trafficking Victims Protection and Prevention Reauthorization Act for passage and vote in favor of this legislation. I believe it is a necessary step forward in the fight against human trafficking.”

 

 

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I support the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act because it is a necessary step forward in the fight against human trafficking – a modern atrocity that affects more people TODAY than ever in history. I asked my senators to vote in favor of this bill. Follow the link in my bio to do the same! We can all use our voice, and WE WILL be the generation to end human trafficking.

 

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Link for bio: https://hopeforjustice.org/tvpra