On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced new legislation to hold human traffickers accountable by giving victims of trafficking crimes the opportunity to seek justice through the courts.

“Forcing victims of modern-day slavery into a rigged arbitration system deprives them of one of the most powerful tools they have to hold their traffickers accountable: access to justice,” Blumenthal said. “This narrowly crafted and bipartisan legislation will make human traffickers pay for their crimes.”

Read the press release: Forced Arbitration Press Release