- The Honorable Governor of Texas Greg Abbott and the Texas State Legislators
- United States of America
Human Trafficking laws have been strengthened to punish perpetrators, but not enough has been done to aid survivors in the recovery process. They need Safe-Houses with specially trained staff and resources providing for physical and emotional healing.
We, the Childress High School Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America along with survivor Tonya Stafford are petitioning the state to appropriate and designate substantial financial resources towards building and sustaining safe homes for the survivors of human trafficking. According to Texas Ranger Bo Brown, 80,000 victims are trafficked every year in Texas, accounting for 25% of all trafficking nationwide. Surely the survivors deserve, at the very least, a safe environment to recover. We must end human trafficking. You can Stand in the Gap. Sign the petition below. Visit the listed Websites, and take Action. You Can Be the Voice of the Trafficked!
View Tonya Stafford's story at https://www.igtbok.org/about-igtbok/tonya-staffords-story/
View "Be the One" Documentary: https://vimeo.com/244718411
Visit the State of Texas Child Sex-Trafficking Team website: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/cjd/childsextrafficking
We, the undersigned, call on the Governor of Texas and the Texas State Legislators to appropriate and designate funding specifically to build and sustain a long-term infrastructure to house and care for the physical and mental needs of human trafficking survivors.
We call on you, our elected officials, to take action during the current legislative session and honor your commitment to help the victims recover and restore their humanity. It begins with you! It can end with you!
The Safe-Homes for Trafficking Survivors petition to The Honorable Governor of Texas Greg Abbott and the Texas State Legislators was written by Childress High School FCCLA and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.