H.R. 2200, The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017, would reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. The TVPA, the original foundational anti-trafficking legislation in the U.S., was created in 2000 and has been reauthorized four times by overwhelmingly bipartisan votes. H.R. 2200 was introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ-4) and Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37) on April 27, 2017.
Supporting H.R. 2200 is an important step the United States can demonstrate to continue our nation’s efforts to eradicate human trafficking and assist human trafficking victims. H.R. 2200 ensures critical funding for both domestic and international anti-trafficking programs. Reauthorizing the TVPA allows programs and services that recognize the importance of dignified care for human trafficking victims to continue assisting human trafficking victims.
What Other Things Can You Do?
- Sign Up for JFI Action Alerts.
- Link to Our Trafficking Webinar.
- Be an Ethical Consumer
- Visit the following websites to learn more about which goods may be products of forced or child labor:
- Slavery Footprint: http://slaveryfootprint.org/
- U.S. Department of Labor (List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor):https://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-goods…
- U.S. Department of Labor (Sweat & Toil): https://www.dol.gov/dol/apps/ilab.htm
- CRS (Ethical Trade): http://ethicaltrade.crs.org/