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There are many ways to help combat human trafficking besides donating money! You can contact your elected representatives about supporting important legislation to combat the crime and help survivors. You can learn more about how human trafficking really works and help educate others. And you can volunteer in your community to fight not just trafficking but the factors that lead to trafficking – including poverty, addiction and hopelessness.

 

Expand Legal Protections to LGBTQ+ People

LGBTQ+ people are particularly vulnerable to human traffickers in part because bias and discrimination in things like jobs and housing gives traffickers an opening to step in. The Equality Act would make such discrimination illegal under federal law.

Support Tax Exemptions for Survivors

Survivors should not have to pay federal taxes on money they win by facing down their traffickers in court. Contact your Senators and ask them to support the bipartisan Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act (S.895).

Pledge to Recognize What Love Isn’t and Trafficking Is

Love – or at least the illusion of it – is a powerful weapon in the hands of sex traffickers. Pledge to learn more about how traffickers groom vulnerable people to cooperate in their own exploitation – and to have the hard conversations necessary to stop it if you see it.

Dispel Myths About Child Trafficking

Understanding the realities of child sex trafficking will help you to not only keep your own children safe, but to become an effective advocate for the safety of all children and families in your community. Share our graphics on social media and expand awareness of what child trafficking is and how it works.

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If you are looking to help but haven’t found exactly what you are looking for – take a look at all of our active actions. Or check out even more ways to help.

 

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Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.