Minnesota Human Trafficking Watch members are asking more people to join the child sex slave crusade and help to introduce a resolution at your Precinct Caucus on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
People can help by becoming a delegate at their local precinct caucus on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. They can raise the issue and then help to elect legislators that promise to work to provide safety for all child sex slaves in Minnesota.
If passed the Child Sex Slave Crusade resolution states it would influence lawmakers to do more to stop all child sex slavery, stop stigmatizing victims, and stop traffickers from going free without prosecution.
The resolution would also amend current Minnesota law to allow prosecution of all child sex traffickers, including traffickers using fraudulent adoption visas and other fraudulent visas to bring in children who they sell as child sex slaves. It would also ask for federally required data collection of prosecutions of sex traffickers and patrons.
It also calls for a provision for victim support funds to be provided to protect, and provide for child sex slaves while they are waiting to be witnesses against the child sex slave traffickers.
Download flyers regarding the resolution to use at the caucuses online at www.civilsocietyhelps.org. Find your precinct caucus at http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us.
Civil Society also asks residents to contact their respective legislators to insist on laws that allow prosecution of all child sex traffickers and patrons are being prosecuted, that victims are being supported and offered protection even if their trafficker is not prosecuted.
The resolution states that in current form Minnesota law humiliates child sex slaves, and stigmatizes, and impairs the credibility of the testimony of child sex slaves. It adds that Congressional hearings have found that child sex slaves are being arrested, and not rescued, including at least one child sex slave in Minnesota.
It calls for Minnesota law to be in compliance with federal law to allow Minnesotans and the federal government to know how many sex traffickers and patrons are being prosecuted in Minnesota.
Civil Society said the caucus would support changes in Minnesota law to support police action directed towards prosecution of traffickers using fraudulent adoption visas and other fraudulent visas to bring children into the United States to sex as child sex slaves. They want police to support victims and not treat them the same as the sex traffickers and patrons.
For more information on how to be an effective delegate in the cause for combating human trafficking, contact Linda Miller, executive director, Civil Society, 1st National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-1436, St. Paul, MN 55101. Phone 651-291-0713, email [email protected] and visit online at www.civilsocietyhelps.org.