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TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Save Homeless Kids From Sex Trafficking


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, safety, violence, children, ethics, health, human rights )

Beverly
- 337 days ago - care2.com
We must urge Congress to provide funding for homeless shelters. Giving homeless kids a safe place to go will take them out of harm's way and significantly reduce the number of young people trafficked every year in the U.S.



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Beverly M. (84)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 9:56 am
20,000 children are forced into prostitution every year. Almost 50% of these kids are homeless.

Sex traffickers know that homeless kids are easy targets. They know that every child has a breaking point, when they will do anything for food and shelter.

While the U.S. government has been ramping up anti-trafficking programs, it is simultaneously cutting funding for homeless kids and closing shelters. This makes no sense.

Cracking down on pimps and johns is essential, but even more important is making sure the kids involved aren't put in that situation in the first place.

We must urge Congress to provide funding for homeless shelters.

Giving homeless kids a safe place to go will take them out of harm's way and significantly reduce the number of young people trafficked every year in the United States.

Send a message to Congress today: No child should have to make the impossible choice between shelter and dignity.
 

Judy E. (402)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:56 am
Noted. YOU TOOK ACTION ON OCTOBER 04, 2013
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:25 am
Signed on August 30, 2013 and noted
 

Natasha Salgado (530)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:02 pm
Signed Aug 28th-thx Beverly
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:39 pm
AniMaeChi,
you took action on August 30, 2013
 

Angelene B. (146)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 4:38 pm
already signed!
 

A F. (132)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:45 am
already signed, but noted now!
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:04 am
noted and signed
 

Birgitta S. (235)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:37 am
DONE.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:16 am
Rose,
you took action on September 01, 2013
 

Ben Oscarsito (334)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:50 am
Signed a month ago...
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Monday October 28, 2013, 5:19 am
Signed.
 

Joe R. (191)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:21 am
Done.
 

. (0)
Monday October 28, 2013, 8:13 am
Signed on September 2nd, noted today and petition link shared on Facebook. Thanks for sharing, Beverly.
 

Rhonda B. (99)
Monday October 28, 2013, 8:36 am
signed.
 

Debbie W. (116)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:23 pm
Noted/Signed/Shared on FB.
 

Neill Abayon (720)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:33 am
Noted. I signed it already before. Thanks.
 
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