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‘Frederick Douglass’ Bill Introduced in Congress to Curb Human Trafficking

Thursday, April 27, 2017

by Kalhan Rosenblatt and Chandelis R. Duster

"Members of Congress have introduced a bipartisan bill named for American abolitionist Frederick Douglass that would seek to curb human trafficking.

The new legislation, titled the 'Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act of 2017,' is co-sponsored by New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith and California Democrat Rep. Karen Bass.

Seven other sponsors have put their support behind the bill, which would reauthorize $130 million in funding to stop human trafficking and provide aid to victims."

Read the full article here. For more on human trafficking and existing legal protections for victims, see our Human Trafficking special collection.