Rights4Girls’ Statement on the Senate’s Passage of Historic Anti-trafficking Legislation
Rights4Girls applauds the U.S. Senate for taking historic action today on behalf of trafficking victims. For years, websites that facilitate and profit from child sex trafficking have been shielded from accountability, allowing online trafficking to proliferate and leaving survivors without legal recourse. Today, the Senate stood with survivors and helped pave a necessary path to justice by making clear that these websites should not be immune from civil and criminal liability.
We are immensely grateful to Senators Portman and Blumenthal for their fearless leadership on this legislation, as well as to Senators Cornyn, Heitkamp, McCain, and McCaskill for their unwavering commitment to trafficking victims and the restoration of their rights. Finally, we thank Senate Leadership for prioritizing a vote on this historic legislation, and we stand with the survivor community in eagerly awaiting its enactment into law.