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Congressional Bills Aimed at Human Trafficking

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A bill that would grant funds to state and local initiatives that would combat human trafficking and support survivors of trafficking was introduced to the Senate on December 22nd, 2009.  The senate bill, S. 2925 was reported by the Committee on August 5th, 2010.  On September 22nd , 2010 it was placed on the  Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders.  Calendar No. 581.   Sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR], the bill has received seven co-sponsors thus far.

Known as the Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2009, bill S. 2925 is also in relation to House bill H. R. 5575, which is the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010. H. R. 5575 would also establish a grant program to benefit domestic minor victims of sex trafficking.  It  was introduced to the House on June 23rd, 2010 and sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY14] and has received 26 co-sponsors to date.

Continue to encourage Congress to pass this needed legislation against human trafficking in the United States and to renew their commitment to fighting human slavery across the globe.  Care2 is working toward a 10,000 signature goal for their petition to Congress.  They have received 7,285 signatures at the time of this writing.

Will you sign?  Help end the sex trafficking of children in America . . . sign the petition.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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