Chuck Grassley

02/01/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/01/2023 18:19

Senate Passes ‘National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month’ Resolution


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

WASHINGTON - The Senate today unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) alongside other colleagues designating January as "National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month."

"It takes all eyes and ears to fight human trafficking and slave labor. This resolution is an important step forward in raising public awareness for victims of trafficking and exploitation. By shedding light on this crime, we can empower individuals to speak up and reach out for the necessary help and support. Standing in solidarity with victims of commercial sex and forced labor is essential to rooting out human exploitation," said Senator Grassley.

"We can't ignore the fact that, even in our modern society, sexual exploitation and forced labor continue," said Senator Feinstein. "We have a responsibility to the victims to shine a light on these horrendous acts. Our resolution will raise awareness of the problem, let victims know they're not alone and offer a pathway to seek help. It also highlights the continued need for a whole-of-government approach and community partnerships to combat and hopefully put an end to these heinous crimes."

In addition to Senators Feinstein, Grassley, the resolution is cosponsored by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.).

Full text of the resolution is available HERE.

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