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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 24, 2018 12:02 PM
From: Representative Thomas P. Murt
To: All House members
Subject: Co-sponsorship of Human Trafficking Awareness Day – Jan. 11, 2018
Very soon I will be introducing a resolution recognizing January 11, 2018 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.

I raise the issue again this year in order that we might continue these advances in raising awareness of an evil that destroys lives in broad daylight. Public awareness is critical in addressing this particular problem because of the techniques that traffickers use to keep their victims silent; it is up to us to see what is happening and to do something about it. Although there are laws to prosecute perpetrators of human trafficking, and to assist and protect victims of human trafficking, awareness of the issues surrounding human trafficking by those most likely to come into contact with victims is essential for effective enforcement.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

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Introduced as HR670