Action against human trafficking
U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking
The Legislative Advocacy Work Group would like you to consider its suggested action on Monday, February 8, 2016. Please see its message below:
Dear Sisters and Friends,
February 8 is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a survivor of human trafficking and a Canossian sister. On the day that we commemorate her struggle and triumph, we remember all those caught in slavery and renew our commitment to abolish all forms of human slavery.
Today we are asking Catholic sisters and their colleagues, supporters and friends to act on that commitment. We hope to direct thousands of calls to members of Congress asking them to support legislation that moves us closer to ending slave labor. We are asking members in both houses of Congress to co-sponsor the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015.
Please call on Monday, February 8 and share this action alert widely!
Call the Congressional switchboard 202-224-3121 where you will be directed to the offices of your members of Congress. Please call both senators and your representative. Ask your members to co-sponsor the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015, and if they’ve already become a co-sponsor of H.R. 3226 or S. 1968, please say “Thank You!”
I am _________________, a (Catholic sister and a) constituent. Could I speak with the staffer who handles legislation about human trafficking, please.
I am calling to ask Senator/Representative _________ to co-sponsor S. 1968/H.R. 3226, the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015. Human trafficking and the use of slave labor is of grave concern to me. As a consumer I care about how the products I purchase were produced.
I’m asking that the Senator/Representative to become a co-sponsor of this legislation because:
The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015 would: