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Below are some of the latest news pieces, articles, and legislation in the fight against sex trafficking. Please share this post on your social media pages. And when you shop for all natural skin care products, choose our products with purpose at Purely Elated. Thank you for your continuing support.
Good News in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking
21 Across U.S. Are Indicted in ‘Modern-Day Sex Slave’ Ring–awesome news from the New York Times, and the fight against sex trafficking keeps getting stronger.
- Truckers Against Trafficking–This is such an exciting development in the world of truck drivers. Who better but those men and women working their way across our country in big rigs to watch out for victims and potential victims of sex trafficking? From the article at CNN.com, “In recent weeks, a bill has been brought forward in the Texas senate that would make it compulsory for anyone looking to attain a commercial vehicle license to undergo a human trafficking awareness course. Legislation to this effect is also in the pipeline in Kansas and Arkansas, Paris states. A lot of guys are not sure if they’re really looking at prostitution or trafficking. Ohio already requires prospective truck drivers who opt into any of its state regulated professional truck driver training programs to complete human trafficking training prior to receiving their Commercial Driver’s License.”
Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced to Congress!–This monumental, nonpartisan bill aims “to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking.”
Why is This Bill Important?
As outlined by Rep. Wagner’s office, this bill would accomplish four important measures in the fight for freedom:
- Amend Section 230 to allow State authorities to investigate and prosecute websites that facilitate sex trafficking using State criminal statutes that prohibit sex trafficking or sexual exploitation of children.
2. Amend Section 230 to allow victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children to exercise civil remedies, such as the private right of action available to sex trafficking victims in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
3. Amend 18 U.S.C. § 1591, the sex trafficking statute, to define “participation in a venture” in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s 2016 decision in Jane Doe vs. Backpage.com, LLC.
4. Amend 18 U.S.C. § 1591 to clarify that it is unlawful for a provider of an interactive computer service to publish information provided by an information content provider, with reckless disregard that the information is in furtherance of a sex trafficking offense.
Read the entire press release here: http://wagner.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/wagner-introduces-bipartisan-allow-states-and-victims-to-fight-online
Although fighting sex trafficking is dealing constantly with the dark forces at work in our world, seeing good news like this helps keep us warriors motivated to continue the job with even more zeal.