All Female Legislators Co-Sponsoring Bill On Human Trafficking

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The 55 female state legislators–Demcorats and Republicans, Senators and Representatives–have put partisanship aside to jointly sponsor legislation to crack down on sex and labor trafficking.

\"boucher\"They will hold a press conference Tuesday, March 12, to draw support for H.B. 5666: An Act Concerning The Forfeiture Of Moneys And Property Derived From Human Or Sex Trafficking. The legislation would impose stricter penalties on individuals found guilty of these crimes.

“This method of trading human beings for some reprehensible purposes must be stopped,\” said Sen. Toni Boucher in the press release. \”It is a modern day form of slavery mostly targeted on young vulnerable women. We must protect these innocent girls and be a voice for them in this ongoing fight to end an unimaginable horror.”

Teresa Younger, Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, praised the \”non-partisan commitment to the elimination of this deplorable crime.\”

“It’s rare for a majority of members of the two parties to agree on much, and for all the female members of all four caucuses to come together like this shows the priorities of women,\” said Younger.

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3 thoughts on “All Female Legislators Co-Sponsoring Bill On Human Trafficking

  1. Christine Palm

    The press conference is actually on Tuesday, March 12. 11 a.m. Many thanks for letting people know about it.

  2. Richard

    The European Parliament is voting on a porn ban next week as part of legislation to eliminate gender stereotypes in the EU. A ban on porn in all media would be a first step in the necessary counter revolution to the sexual revolution of the 60s.

    Classifying abortion as a hate crime, a crime against humanity, will be the necessary second step to restore social order.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57572947-93/eu-to-vote-on-porn-ban-calls-for-internet-enforcement/

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