Legislation

Legislation refers to the process of creating and enacting laws. In most democratic societies, legislation is created through a process that involves several steps, including proposal, debate, and voting. Once a law has been passed by a legislative body, it must be signed by the appropriate authority before it can be enacted. Legislation is an important aspect of the legal system, as it sets the rules and guidelines that govern society and provide a framework for addressing issues and conflicts that arise within a community.

Senate Passes 'National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month' Resolution
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Senate Passes 'National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month' Resolution

Washington—The Senate today passed unanimously a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) designating January as “National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month.” “We can’t ignore the fact that, even in our modern society, sexual exploitation and forced labor continue,” said Senator Feinstein….

The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress
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The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress

Neuroscience has confirmed what most of us already know — humans are terrible at understanding big numbers. This limitation likely contributed to challenges in how the American public perceived and grappled with COVID. Two neuroscientists explained it this way, “Numbers are a useful, clear and efficient way to summarize [harms], but … the brain simply…

Teen Human Trafficking Victim Spent 2 Weeks ‘In Hell:’ Pasco Sheriff
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Teen Human Trafficking Victim Spent 2 Weeks ‘In Hell:’ Pasco Sheriff

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL — A 16-year-old New Port Richey girl is now receiving counseling at a center for victims of human trafficking after a two-week ordeal in which at least 12 men and a woman had sex with her, plied her with drugs and arranged for her to perform at men’s strip clubs in…

DHS Helped 765 Human Trafficking Victims in 2022, Made Thousands of Trafficking Arrests
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DHS Helped 765 Human Trafficking Victims in 2022, Made Thousands of Trafficking Arrests

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released the second Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) Annual Report, outlining the Department’s achievements in combatting human trafficking during the previous fiscal year (FY). As a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, DHS works to end sex trafficking and forced labor through a wide range of…

Stronger Labor Laws Could Combat Human Trafficking
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Stronger Labor Laws Could Combat Human Trafficking

Author Melissa Hope Ditmore suggests that current political attention on human trafficking is performative rather than practical. In her new book, she makes the case for enforcing and expanding labor laws.  There’s an ugly truth about what powers the United States economy, says Melissa Hope Ditmore. Our economic system depends on exploited labor and forced…

Lawmakers want investigation, hearings into 'Wild West' of California cannabis and farm work
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Lawmakers want investigation, hearings into 'Wild West' of California cannabis and farm work

California lawmakers are calling for a sweeping investigation into corruption in the state’s cannabis industry, legislative hearings on the exploitation of farmworkers and new laws to thwart labor trafficking in response to revelations of rampant abuses and worker deaths in a multibillion-dollar market that has become increasingly unmanageable. The proposals follow a series of Times…

Slavery In Suburbia – News 12 Westchester
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Slavery In Suburbia – News 12 Westchester

VIDEO: FULL SLAVERY IN SUBURBIA SPECIAL: You might not realize it, but January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and this weekend, we’re shining the spotlight on the growing problem across the tri-state. The Turn To Tara team spent several months combing through new data, and it reveals some of the reasons why cases of human…

Assemblyman awarded for efforts to combat human trafficking – Paso Robles Daily News
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Assemblyman awarded for efforts to combat human trafficking – Paso Robles Daily News

District Attorney Special Commendation has only been awarded to two recipients since its inception – On Thursday, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow presented former Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham with the District Attorney Special Commendation Award during the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force meeting. This special award was presented in recognition of Cunningham’s outstanding work in…

Child Trafficking Victim Could Be Sentenced to 20 Years
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Child Trafficking Victim Could Be Sentenced to 20 Years

Click a link below to jump to a particular article or scroll down to read the whole blog post. Court Hearing for Child Sex Trafficking Victim Pieper Lewis Rescheduled for March 23rd. Could be Sentenced to Serve up to 20 Years in Iowa Prison Des Moines sex trafficking victim Pieper Lewis, who got a deferred…

Legislative Update: Human trafficking prevention top priority
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Legislative Update: Human trafficking prevention top priority

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This and every month of the year, it remains a top priority of our Tennessee General Assembly to bring an end to this terrible crime in Tennessee. Often described as a hidden crime, human trafficking includes both forced labor and sex trafficking. Not long ago, Tennesseans saw human…