Federal anti-trafficking funding will expire one week from today unless the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act is signed into law by that date! Please call your representatives in the House and Senate on September 27 along with thousands of others around the country in support of this bill. To date, no Arizona senators or representatives have co-sponsored the bill, and the only way this will change is if we let them know this issue is important to us.
Here is a sample call script:
“Hi, my name is ______ and I’m one of [Senator/Representative] ______’s constituents in the Tucson area. I am calling today, on September 27, because 27 million people are in slavery around the world today. Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery, and it is a crime that shames us all. That is why I am asking [Senator/Representative] ______ to vote ‘Yes’ for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Senate Bill 1301 [or House Resolution 2830, if calling a Representative]. This bill will fund critical anti-slavery programs in the United States and around the world. This issue is urgent: if this bill is not signed into law by this Friday, September 30, current federal anti-trafficking funding will expire, dealing a devastating blow to many life-saving programs. As an American, the promise of freedom is one of my most deeply-held values. Please ask [Senator/Representative] ______ to vote ‘Yes’ on the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act so that we can continue to secure freedom for victims of slavery. Thank you for your time.”
Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ): 202-224-4521
Senator John McCain (R-AZ): 202-224-2235
Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ): (202) 225-2435
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ): (202) 225-2542
Find your representatives here if you’re not sure who they are.