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To: The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and Governor Tom Wolf
Stop Human Trafficking: It's Slavery.
Let’s end human trafficking in the 21st century.
Support Pennsylvania Senate Bill 75 to address and eradicate slavery in our generation.
Why is this important?
Many Americans believe slavery ended over a century ago. Although it is no longer legal, or socially accepted, it never ended. Slavery no longer manifests in a traditional sense. It does not look the way it did during the 300 year Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Today Slavery takes the form of the business of human trafficking.
It is modern day slavery.
There are more than 27 million individuals who are victims of human trafficking.
It is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
The business of Human Trafficking generates approximately 32 billion dollars a year in profits, second only to that of the international drug trade.
Experts estimate that in America alone, there are over 100,000 children who are sexually exploited every year. Yet, law enforcement locates less than 2% of these children every year. If they are found, these children are often charged with crimes and treated as criminals. Perpetrators of this heinous crime prey on children with low self-esteem, which places many children at risk, and makes them vulnerable to becoming victims of sex and labor trafficking.
The perpetrators of Human Trafficking abuse children physically, psychologically and emotionally through manipulation and force.
We need to change our social perceptions, and see these children as helpless victims.
Changing legislation will help change these perceptions, and provide the necessary support, and safe harbor that American children deserve.
Sign this petition to support Senate Bill 75 so we can better identify the victims, and prevent, prosecute and protect our children from this organized abuse.