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Statement from United Way Worldwide President and CEO regarding Human Trafficking Legislation

We applaud the fact that congressional leaders in the Senate have made a deal on human trafficking legislation. This legislation would go a long way towards addressing the needs of human trafficking victims in the U.S. United Way remains committed to working with all parties to scale the response to egregious abuses of children and vulnerable adults around the world.

Brian a. gallagher

President and CEO, United Way worldwide



In March, United Way called on Congress to put disagreements aside and craft a common-sense solution for anti-trafficking legislation. United Way is taking a leadership role to galvanize support from faith-based, nonprofit and advocacy groups to pass legislation to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. 

Due to the pandemic of human trafficking and modern slavery disrupting the well-being of communities, United Way Worldwide has made combatting human trafficking a top public policy priority for the 114th Congress.

Read United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher's letter to Congress.

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