Thursday, August 6, 2009

Increase Funding to Prevent Child Trafficking

Today International Justice Mission (IJM) held phone conferences to prepare constituents nation wide to meet with their legislators during August recess to discuss the Child Protection Compact Act (HR 2737) that has been introduced in the House.

The Act aims to increase funding ($50 million over 3 years) to the State Department's Global Trafficking in Persons Office to help provide resources and support to countries that have the political will to rescue and assist child victims of trafficking, but do not have the capacity. The bill has been submitted by the bipartisan partnership of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

I will be meeting with an aide from Rep. Capuano's office early in September with a group of IJM supporters and others who want this initiative to pass. Let me know if you are interested in joining me or email your representative directly!

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