Update: Trafficking Legislation Moves in the Senate

September 20, 2017By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, News, 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, News 4 Comments

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

The READ Act Passes in the Senate!

August 2, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, News No Comments

The READ Act, formerly known as the Education for All Act, passed in the Senate this week! Thank you for advocating for this bill’s passage. Now, the House must approve the Senate’s version before the READ Act becomes law. Why the READ Act? Globally, 59 million children of primary school age and 65 million adolescents … Read More

House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill!

July 13, 2017By Christina BradicCall to Action, News, 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, News 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