February 8 Call In Day Against Trafficking
February 8 is the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a survivor of human trafficking and a Canossian sister. On the day that we commemorate her struggle and triumph, we remember all those caught in slavery and renew our commitment to abolish all forms of human slavery. Catholic sisters and their colleagues, supporters and friends are asked to act on that commitment. We hope to direct thousands of calls to members of Congress asking them to co-sponsor the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015.
Call the Congressional switchboard 202-224-3121 where you will be directed to the offices of your members of Congress. Please call both senators and your representative. A suggested script may be:
I am _________________, a constituent. I am calling to ask Senator/Representative _________ to co-sponsor S. 1968/H.R. 3226, the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015. Human trafficking and the use of slave labor are of grave concern to me. As a consumer I care about how the products I purchase were produced. Can I count on the Senator/Representative to co-sponsor S. 1968/H.R. 3226? Thank you!