January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and a bipartisan pair of northern Illinois congress members are working together to help trafficking victims.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) re-introduced H.R.332, the Reducing the Demand for Human Trafficking Act, for the 117th Congress. The bill amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to encourage a more victim-centered approach to combat human trafficking.
Human trafficking is happening all across America, and the State of Illinois ranks among the highest in trafficking rates nationwide. Sex traffickers sell their victims multiple times a day, and often times, these victims are children. There are laws in place to help seek out and provide protections for trafficking victims, but according to Kinzinger and Kelly, H.R. 332 would help target those who purchase or solicit prostitution, and hold them accountable for their crimes.Anti-Trafficking Bill
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