Feminists for Life of America is once again proud to support the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act (H.R. 5150), the latest version of Rep. Chris Smith’s landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
This bipartisan legislation will combat forms of modern-day slavery in the United States and around the world and has been endorsed by at least 17 anti-trafficking organizations and coalitions and FFL. The bill was introduced on September 3, the 183rd anniversary of abolitionist and suffragist Frederick Douglass’ self-emancipation from slavery.
January is also National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. As feminists, we are heirs to the suffragist movement, which was birthed by the abolitionist movement. We urge this bill to be passed swiftly and signed into law.
To contact your representative, call the United States Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, or find her or him online at www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative to send an email.
Because women — and girls — deserve better,
Serrin M. Foster
Feminists for Life of America
Women Deserve Better
& The American Feminist
P.S. FFL Speaker and anti-sex trafficking expert Joyce McCauley-Benner is available to deliver “Slaves Among Us: Sex Trafficking in the U.S.” at your next in-person or virtual event. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.