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Capitol Advocacy Day for Child Sex Trafficking Victims
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
On March 14, join LAMPa and advocates from across the Commonwealth in the fight to protect child victims of sex trafficking. Lutherans in Pennsylvania have been writing and visiting lawmakers in support of legislation that would redirect children victimized by traffickers away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate services. SB554 passed the Senate unanimously earlier last year, but it has been sitting without action in the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Ron Marsico.
The bill is currently stalled in the House Judiciary Committee so we need to increase our advocacy efforts to get the bill to move. Please join us and stand up for child sex trafficking victims they deserve our help and support not jail. Click here for more information and to register.
The day’s events are being organized by the Pennsylvania Anti-Human-Trafficking Advocacy Work Group, an initiative of Pennsylvania’s community-based anti-trafficking coalitions, task forces and networks and state and national organizational partners. Email LAMPa if you plan to go, and we will send you more details as they become available so that we can connect.
Learn more about SB554 here. Click here to inform yourself of the myths and realities of safe harbor legislation for trafficked youth as explained by the Villanova University Law School Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation.