Human trafficking deal shows the low value Congress puts on women’s lives

By April 21, 2015 No Comments

In response to reports that Senate negotiators have reached a deal on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, CREDO Action released the following statement:

“Today’s compromise represents an important victory, though a limited one,” said Becky Bond, Political Director at CREDO Action adding, “women’s rights advocates were able to stop Republicans from expanding anti-abortion restrictions on federal funding, but women once again learned the low value most members of Congress put on our lives, as the compromise prohibits survivors of human trafficking from using the fund established to help them pay for essential healthcare.”

Almost 105,000 CREDO Action members signed petitions urging Republicans to pass a clean version of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act and urging Democrats to hold the line against Republican anti-abortion grandstanding.

CREDO’s petition to Senate Republicans can be found here:

CREDO’s petition to Senate Democrats can be found here:

CREDO activists also made more than 750 calls to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and bill sponsor John Cornyn.

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 3.6 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and tens of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.