On September 30th, the Violence Against Women Act expires. This traditionally bipartisan bill addresses domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault at the federal level. As if combating the epidemic of violence against women isn't enough, there are also strong links between such violence and the trafficking of women and girls. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who submitted a reauthorization bill back in June, includes provisions combating human trafficking in her version.

Click the button above to call your representatives now and demand they reauthorize this bill before it expires. While you're at it, contact Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and thank her for standing up for victims of human trafficking. For more information on federal policy related to modern-day enslavement, explore our Action Library.       

Forms of Abolition:
Policy Making, Awareness

Forms of Slavery:
Sex Trafficking