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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 24, 2018 01:26 PM
From: Senator Camera Bartolotta
To: All Senate members
Subject: Human Trafficking Awareness Month
In the near future, I will introduce a resolution recognizing January 2018 as “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.

Human trafficking is a pervasive worldwide problem that impacts nearly every community across our nation, including communities in this Commonwealth. It is a form of modern-day slavery, in which human beings are controlled and exploited for profit. Perpetrators use force, fraud, or coercion to manipulate and establish control over individuals who are being trafficked for labor and sex every day. Sadly, the victims of human trafficking are subjected to psychological manipulation until they develop loyalty to their traffickers.

Efforts are underway to dismantle trafficking networks and help survivors rebuild their lives. It is critical to support these efforts to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable for the damage their illegal activities have caused.

Please join me in cosponsoring this resolution which is intended to help raise awareness and acknowledge those who are fighting to stop human trafficking which is plaguing innocent victims.

Introduced as SR266