Teenage Girls Sold As Sex Slaves

November 14, 2010

Fox 11 News LA  reports about Human Trafficking (sex slavery)…..Human Trafficking is happening EVERYWHERE in the United States.  It is imperative for our young people to be educated and aware of this epidemic.  It is imperative parents to be educated in order to protect their children.  Knowing what is going on in your community does not make you “nosey”; it makes you a pro-active individual.  Being smart is not being paranoid.  BE SAFE RATHER THAN SORRY!

Los Angeles – Teenage girls are being snatched and tricked into turning tricks. Easy prey for pimps, they’re forced into sex slavery and moved from state to state, locked in a nightmare. We introduce you to some heroes who are doing something about it.

At least 100,000 American children are forced into prostitution each year, right here in the U.S. You can help make that number zero by uniting your voice with thousands of people from across the country to demand an end to child sex trafficking and pass landmark legislation which will keep traffickers off the streets, punish those who buy sex with kids, and protect victims.

On November 17, the National Coalition to End Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is organizing a National Day of Action to pass the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act. Right now in the U.S., there are only a handful of shelter beds for the thousands of children who are being removed from prostitution each year. This legislation will mean more young domestic sex trafficking survivors will have access to the shelter and restorative care services they need. It will also increase resources for law enforcement to arrest and prosecute the traffickers and predators who victimize our children.

This law can absolutely become a reality for the hundreds of thousands of trafficked children in the U.S. The Senate bill is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate and the House bill picked up steam after the Sept 15th House Judiciary hearing where Craigslist announced the permanent closure of their erotic ads in the U.S. But time is running out for the current 111th Congress, and it is critical to pass this legislation, especially in the House, before the session ends.

Here’s how you can make this historic bill to fight child sex trafficking in America become law:

  1. Join advocates across the country on November 17 to make the phones on Capitol Hill ring off the hook and send members of the U.S. House of Representatives a clear and united message: The number of children being trafficked in the U.S. is on the rise, and it’s time for Congress to act! Check back next week for call information, contact numbers, and a sample script.
  2. Sign the Change.org petition asking your representative to support the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act.
  3. Share the National Day of Action on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks (check out the buttons at the top of this post) to spread the word and inspire more people to join the fight against child sex trafficking in America.

We have an opportunity to create historic change and reduce child sex trafficking in America. Will you join us on November 17 in calling for an end to the exploitation and sale of children in our country?

 

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  1. November 15, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    I couldn’t agree more. We need to educate our children to be alert and aware at all times! And also we need to rally together to fight child trafficking and make this a law.

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