Help CAST Pass Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act- Call Your Representative Today!

In 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) became federal law. This groundbreaking legislation increased the U.S. Government’s efforts to protect victims, authorized the government to strengthen efforts to prosecute traffickers, and allowed for increased prevention measures. It funds some of CAST’s most vital programs including comprehensive case management, shelter, and legal services. The TVPA must be reauthorized every three years. For the first time ever this bill failed reauthorization in 2012 but there is now a small window of time to ensure this important piece of legislation passes in the Senate.
 
Yesterday, Senator Leahy (Dem-VT) introduced an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that includes the whole of the introduced TVPRA provision from 2012. On Monday, February 11, 2013, the Senate will resume consideration of the Violence Against Women Act (S. 47), and they will debate Amendment #21 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 through 2017 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.
 
Action Steps You Can Take Today!
Please call your Senator today and ask them to support Amendment #21 to the VAWA (S.47)
 
In California CALL:
Senator Boxer
(202) 224-3553
boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/
 
Senator Feinstein
(202) 224-3841
feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me