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Tell Congress: Support Victims of Sex Trafficking
Every day women and children in the United States are bought and sold for sex. Children are kidnapped or lured by exploiters, and buyers can purchase them with ease, anonymity, and impunity. And, the unfettered demand for sex with underage children has caused pimps and exploiters to resort to more extreme tactics in order to meet the growing demand.
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2013 (S 1738 /HR 3530) would change this game. This ground-breaking legislation would support and protect victims of human trafficking by increasing law enforcement resources, enhancing victims’ services, and boosting penalties in an effort to combat child sex trafficking, child pornography, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking.
Contact your lawmakers to urge them to cosponsor the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2013.
A primary election for state candidates on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. Petitions for independent candidates seeking U.S. House seats will be due August 5, 2014. Petitions for independent candidates seeking any other office will be due August 19, 2014.
Due to court order, the primary election for federal offices will occur in June 2014. As of February 2014, the State Board of Elections had not published a comprehensive calendar for 2014 elections for state office. Consequently, filing deadlines for party candidates for state office are uncertain and thus not included in the calendar below.