Hey New Yorkers! You have a special opportunity to support Congress in removing slavery from products that we all use every day!
New York City’s very own Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D), together with Reps. Chris Smith (R) of New Jersey and Jackie Speier (D) of California are introducing a bill—H.R. 2759—that will help us all take a step closer to ending slavery. Rep. Maloney will be at New York’s City Hall tomorrow, Wednesday, to make this announcement. Her bill requires major businesses in the United States to tell you, their customers and investors, what they’re doing to end slavery. Rather than creating cumbersome requirements in the current economic downturn, the bill would allow the market—that is, you—to decide whether to reward a business with YOUR business, when it takes steps to address slavery.
Show your support for this bill and send a message to companies that you want them to do the right thing. Thank you, Reps. Maloney, Smith and Speier for introducing this important bill!
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, anti-trafficking advocates including FTS’ colleagues in the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), others TBA.
Introduction of the Business Transparency on Trafficking & Slavery Act
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 12:00pm
New York City Hall Steps. Click here for directions.