Fox Urges U.S. Senate to Pass Anti-trafficking Legislation
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has urged all U.S. Senators to vote for cloture and support S187, the “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.” The Senate is scheduled to vote on cloture to end debate at noon Eastern Time today.
This morning Fox issued the following statement:
“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It exists in the shadows, outside the view of everyday life for most people. Yet the problem is real, and the damage profound. It’s estimated that, every year, as many as 100,000 children are trafficked in the sex trade in the U.S. Fifty-five percent of the world’s child pornography comes from the U.S. These things happen right here in Montana. The U.S. Senate is considering important legislation that would help victims rebuild their lives and move forward as free human beings. On behalf of human trafficking victims, I urge all senators to put politics aside and support this legislation now. The filibuster must end. The victims of human trafficking cry out for justice and for help, and S187 is an important step in answering their pleas.”
More information on human trafficking in Montana is available here: https://dojmt.gov/agooffice/human-trafficking/