Briefing THURSDAY 10am: “The Realities of Human Trafficking: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors”

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against a person’s will. In the homeland security realm, discussions
of human trafficking often revolve around prevention but rarely address the aftermath of human trafficking and how victims can begin to heal and lead healthy and productive lives.

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Briefing TOMORROW AT 10am: “The Realities of Human Trafficking: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors”

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against a person’s will. In the homeland security realm, discussions
of human trafficking often revolve around prevention but rarely address the aftermath of human trafficking and how victims can begin to heal and lead healthy and productive lives.

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Curb Military Sexual Assault in the FY2019 NDAA Deadline COB 7/12 Thursday

Please join us in sending a letter to the chair and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees that urges them to retain NDAA provisions that redress collateral misconduct, which the Department of Defense’s own policy has long identified
as “one of the most significant barriers to the reporting of a sexual assault.”

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Support the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

On May 29, a group of independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering
figure of 4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never
know the exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 30 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase
incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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