Update: Trafficking Legislation Moves in the Senate

September 20, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Making History, Protecting Children No Comments

Yesterday, the Senate introduced and moved through committee S. 1848: An original bill to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, and for other purposes. While the title is long, the short story is that … Read More

READ Act Becomes Law!

September 12, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, Making History, News 1 Comment

We often hear about difficulties in Congress and how approval ratings are at a record low. We want to say thank you for realizing that in the midst of the chaos, your voice still matters. Today, largely influenced by your emails, phone calls, and tweets, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – previously named … Read More

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill!

July 13, 2017By Christina BradicAct, Making History, Protecting Children 1 Comment

Yesterday afternoon, the House passed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 (TVPRA) without objection! Since the bill was introduced in April, advocates have continually reached out to their Representatives communicating the importance of this bill, especially for the more than 20 million people in the world who are trafficked and … Read More

Over, but Not Broken

December 12, 2016By Christina BradicForeign Assistance, Making History 1 Comment

On Saturday, Congress officially adjourned. You may have heard about this in the news in the context of, ‘This week Congress adjourned without doing… X.’ But behind the news headlines and media stories, behind the doors of Congress, there are people who represent you, who listen to you, working to get things done – and … Read More

What You Accomplished in August

September 2, 2016By WV AdvocacyMaking History No Comments

August has been a busy month and once again we are inspired by your persistence and passion for advocacy issues. You have contacted Congress nearly 200 times. In these emails, phone calls, and social posts, you have brought awareness to issues of maternal and child health, humanitarian aid for refugees, and ending child labor. So, … Read More

July Thanks

July 22, 2016By WV AdvocacyMaking History No Comments

This past month has been full of good news, and a lot of the credit goes to you. Your tireless effort to bring the needs of the poor to Congress’ attention has paid off in big ways, and we are grateful! On July 20th, President Obama signed the Global Food Security Act into law, which couldn’t … Read More