We urgently need your help to get this bill passed. We’re trying to get as many cosponsors as possible so the bill can pass before the end of this Congress in December.
There’s no time to lose!
Here are three very simple actions you can take today to help end youth trafficking.
2. Call your Representative and Senators and tell them: “My name is ________ and I’m calling today in support of S.4916/H.R.8498 the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act 2022. Today I join over 38,000 people worldwide who are part of the Freedom United community to take action to protect the youth of America experiencing homelessness who are at high risk of trafficking. I call on you as my elected representative to cosponsor S.4916/H.R.8498."
3. Email this to your elected officials:
Copy and paste: All of America’s children deserve safety and protection, yet runaway and homeless children and youth are at high risk of human trafficking. Traffickers target homeless children and youth because they are low risk and easy to control.
Because of vulnerability and inadequate support, homeless and runaway children and youth are susceptible to human trafficking, often being forced into exploitative labor or sex to receive basic necessities.
Legislation like the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2022 (RHYTPA) (H.R. 8498/S. 4916) would improve prevention efforts, raise visibility, and provide life-saving services for these vulnerable children and youth. I am calling on you to cosponsor the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act now.