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CAST Receives Presidential Award

CAST Receives Presidential Award

Secretary of State John Kerry presents CAST with Presidential Award at the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking    

     Washington, D.C. – April 8, 2014 – Los Angeles-based Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is the first non-profit organization to receive the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Secretary of State John Kerry presented a framed, engraved medallion to CAST at the beginning of the annual meeting... [more]

 
 
Action Alert: Strengthen the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act

Action Alert: Strengthen the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act

Action Alert: Ask your Representative or Senator to Cosponsor H.R. 1732 and S. 1823 "Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act"

Background:

Recent studies show that 60-80% of child sex trafficking victims in the United States have had prior contact with child welfare. However, these children are not being correctly identified as victims of human trafficking. Thus, they are not given the specialized assistance that can help them reclaim their lives. These findings are consistent with... [more]

 
 

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

To kick off National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, CAST and Friends walked through Koreatown on behalf of the millions of people bought and sold for labor and sex each year.

Watch the clip below, which aired on Balitang America. The reporter starts in Tagalog, and continues in English.

 
 

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Heads to the Governor’s Office

AB 241, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, recently passed the California State Senate. If signed by the Governor, this bill will bring California closer to giving equal labor rights to domestic workers. The bill provides overtime protection to housekeepers, personal attendants, caregivers and child care providers. Click here to learn more about the AB 241.

 
 

Uniformity in Trafficking Laws

Today, the Uniform Law Commission voted to adopt a uniform law on human trafficking. The ULC drafting committee on human trafficking examined existing anti-trafficking statutes from all over the country and met with law enforcement, prosecutors, and anti-trafficking organizations in order to create uniformity in trafficking laws across all 50 states. The uniform law includes both criminal and victim assistance provisions. The Legislative Circle will take a more in depth look at the provisions of... [more]