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19 December 2008 @ 09:37 am
Good News!  
The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 has been passed through the House and the Senate and is just waiting for President Bush's signature to be authorized. This will probably be one of his last significant acts in office.

This is great news! The TVPRA increases the strength of U.S. policy in diplomacy around the world to consider issues of trafficking and slavery, authorizes new studies, and also improves the T-Visa to protect victims of trafficking.

You can read the bill Here by searching for "HR 7311".

Much of this bill's success comes from the efforts and campaigning of Not For Sale, Free The Slaves and Polaris Project. It is your contributions to and support of these organizations that is helping make changes in policy that affect those in need of freedom.
 
 
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