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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nov 17th - National Day of Action

Nov 17th is the National (Call-In) Day of Action to help pass HR 5575, the "Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010," to support young sex trafficking survivors and combat and address the sex trafficking of children across America.

Currently there are only a handful of beds to provide shelter for young sex trafficking survivors as thousands of girls are sex trafficked across the U.S. every day. If passed, HR 5575 would allow more young domestic sex trafficking survivors access to restorative care services and increase resources for law enforcement to arrest and prosecute the traffickers and predators that victimize our children.

Take action by following these three easy steps this Wednesday, November 17th:

1.  Find your representative in the U.S. House of Representatives by visiting Once at this page, you can insert your zip code in the upper right corner (under "Get Involved") and search to find your Representative.

2.  Call the House operator at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your representative's office. Once connected, say:

"Hi, my name is________ , and I am a constituent living in [insert your town/city]. I'm calling to urge Congress(woman/man)______ to co-sponsor and support H.R.5575, a bi-partisan bill that seeks to combat and address the sex trafficking of children in America.  I am very concerned about this issue because children are being trafficked across the U.S. by the thousands each day and there are only a handful of beds and shelters in the country to serve their many needs as survivors of such a heinous crime. It's time for Congress to act. Will the Congress(woman/man) co-sponsor and support this important legislation?"

3.  Be Counted!  Sign the tracking petition here so we can track our impact! Taking action on Nov 17 will take less than 5 minutes but our collective action can give thousands of young sex trafficking victims across the U.S. the care and support they need and deserve.

The National Day of Action is being sponsored by the National Coalition to End Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (partial list): A Future. Not A Past., ECPAT-USA, Polaris Project, Rebecca Project, Shared Hope International and the Women's Funding Network. Let your voice be heard by calling this Wednesday!

Julie Shematz
CEO & Founder

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers

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