You can help make Connecticut a safer place for children.
Our state legislature is meeting right now and considering new measures that will strengthen our ability to stop traffickers and help support victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Please call your legislators today and ask them to support these steps to protect our children.
IT TAKES JUST A FEW MINUTES
1. Know who your legislators are:
If you don’t know yet, you can look them up here.
2. Look up their contact information:
Once you know their names, you can find their emails and phone numbers via these links:
3. Give them a call:
You will probably reach a staff person, in which case it is okay to ask to leave a detailed message. We recommend that you keep your message simple. Here’s a sample of what you could say:
“Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME], and I’m calling from [YOUR TOWN].
I’m calling to ask [YOUR STATE SENATOR’S/REPRESENTATIVE’S NAME] to support the recommendations from the Trafficking In Persons Council that will protect our children from trafficking and exploitation.
These important steps will strengthen our ability to stop criminals who prey on our youth, while at the same time will provide needed services to their victims. Would you please pass my message on to [STATE SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE NAME]?
When you call your local legislators, you will be asking them to support measures that will:
- Require that State’s Attorneys and Police Chiefs report to the Children’s and Judiciary Committees of the General Assembly on the prosecution of trafficking cases, including the number of referrals for human trafficking investigations, so that cases of child trafficking do not fall through the cracks
- Revise Sec. 53a-82, ensuring that all minors under the age of 18 are treated as victims when they are trafficked or commercially sexually exploited
- Eliminate exceptions in Sec. 54-234a, in order to be able to display notice of services for victims of human trafficking in all hotels, motels, or similar accommodations, and adult entertainment businesses
- Require Connecticut hotels, motels, or similar lodgings to maintain records for a minimum of six months regarding all persons who rent sleeping accommodations