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Joe Racalto

Director of Government Relations
Government Relations and Public Policy

Joe Racalto joined Polaris in 2017 after twenty years of experience in the United States Congress.  As Senior Policy Advisor to former Congressman Barney Frank, Joe oversaw a broad portfolio of issues, including Civil Rights and Appropriations.  Joe was also Chief of Staff to NY's 29th Congressional District and finished his career in June of 2017 as Legislative Director to Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member on the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Sub-Committee. 

As Director of Government Relation's, Joe is responsible for all legislative affairs and public policy for Polaris, and oversees all White House and federal department requests.  Joe advises Polaris's Chief Executive Officer and staff members about legislative and policy issues related to human trafficking and modern slavery.  

Joe is a board member with Program for Torture Victims, as well as a member of the Chief of Staff Association.   

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SESTA Passes Senate

March 21, 2018

Polaris applauded the U.S. Senate after the chamber passed the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which helps hold websites like accountable when they knowingly facilitate sex trafficking. 

Polaris Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Internet Sex Trafficking Bill

February 27, 2018

Polaris hailed passage of legislation in the U.S. House that fights sex trafficking being facilitated online by advertising websites.

New Bill Would Bring Transparency to America’s Work Visa System and Fight Human Trafficking

January 11, 2018

Polaris hailed legislation introduced designed to shed light on the poorly understood temporary foreign worker visa system.