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To: Sheldon Silver, New York State Assembly Speaker
Urgent Vote To Fight Child Sex Trafficking In NY
Early Saturday morning, June 22nd, the New York legislature passed a bill extending Safe Harbor to 16- and 17- year olds!
The Safe Harbor laws make it so minors arrested for prostitution are treated as victims of sex trafficking and provided with the services they need to rebuild their lives, instead of jail time and a criminal record that keep them vulnerable to exploitation.
This is a tremendous victory in the fight to end child sex trafficking and to help trafficked girls and boys.
Thank you for being part of the voice that made this happen!
Click here to read our blog post on the victory, including coverage by the Wall Street Journal: http://www.groundswell-movement.org/victory-in-new-york-in-the-fight-to-end-sex-trafficking/