ACTION ALERT: Call Your Senators and Help End Modern-Day Slavery posted by mtvU Against Our Will Campaign on 09/04/12 @ 9:48am via mtvU's Against Our Will Campaign
Today, anti-slavery organizations across the country are coming together with one common goal: get the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) passed. And by making one short phone call, you can help them and take a stand against modern-day slavery.
The TVPRA is among the most crucial pieces of legislation helping to end modern-day slavery. First passed in 2000 and up for renewal every three years, the bill ensures harsh penalties for traffickers, support for survivors, and extensive prevention measures. The most recent version of the bill has already expired, so it's imperative that it gets passed before the Senate adjourns for the year.
How can you help? Simple -- today's the National Call-In Day. Simply call your senators and let them know why the TVPRA is so important in the fight against trafficking. On passtvpranow.org, you can find your senators' contact info, as well as call scripts and other resources you can use. If a ten-minute phone call is more time than you can dedicate right now, just 140 characters can also help make a difference; you can also find your senators' Twitter handles at passtvpranow.org. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and let your senators know that you care about ending modern-day slavery.