Please add your name to our letter to California legislators!*
NCJW|LA is collecting names and signatures to submit to California Legislators to urge them to support AB 1760, AB 1761, and AB 1762. These bills will help victims and survivors of human trafficking to not be treated as criminals (more information available here).
The text of the letter we will send can be read below – please fill out our form at the bottom to add your name to the list.
Thank you for your support!
Dear California Legislator,
I am writing to urge your support for AB 1760 (Santiago)—Child Trafficking Victims, AB 1761 (Weber) Human Trafficking Victims Affirmative Defense, and AB 1762 (Campos) Vacating Convictions for Human Trafficking Victims.
We ask that children who are trafficked are treated as victims, not as criminals, and are able to access help, that all human trafficking victims and survivors be able to use human trafficking as an affirmative defense for non-violent offenses they are forced to commit due to trafficking, and that California help survivors of human trafficking restart their lives once they are no longer victims by vacating criminal records for non-violent crimes they were forced to commit. Criminal records for such offenses create huge barriers for survivors to obtain the services they need and have real access to housing and employment.
NCJW-CA and CAST urge you to support AB 1760, AB 1761, and AB 1762 to help human trafficking victims and survivors face fewer barriers to recovery from their trafficking experiences.
(If you prefer to print out the letter and mail it back to us, click here to print it out, then mail it back to:
Maya Paley at NCJW|LA 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036)