Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Newsom endorses C.A.S.E.

Earlier today, we announced our strong endorsement of the CASE Act -- because California needs to fight back against human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and children in our state.

Simply put, it’s time for California to do the right thing for our girls and women. It can be difficult to believe that slavery is going on right now in this state, but there is no denying that human trafficking is a reality. The CASE Act will help us protect our kids online, and give women who have survived being trafficked access to key services so they can have a second chance at life.

That’s why we are strongly endorsing the CASE Act -- it’s time to take a stand and say that we won’t tolerate the sexual exploitation of children by human traffickers. And you can play your part by adding your name to our efforts:

Please forward this email to five friends right now -- urge them to visit so they can get involved and help us reach One Million Strong Against Human Trafficking!

In California, many vulnerable women and young girls are held against their will and forced to sell their bodies. The victims are often girls as young as 12 who are sexually exploited for the financial gain of human traffickers. They are afraid for their lives and abused – sexually, physically, and mentally.

We cannot allow women and children in California to be trafficked online or on our streets. The CASE Act will help prevent these horrific crimes by increasing penalties against human traffickers and online predators, and requiring convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders.

California must lead the nation in protecting women and children from the despicable criminal enterprise of human trafficking -- and by passing the CASE Act, we will.

Please help us spread the word about this vital initiative by forwarding this email to your friends today -- then share it on Facebook and Twitter!

Human trafficking is said to be one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world -– and it is taking place right here in our own backyard. We can’t let this continue, which is why we strongly endorse the CASE Act and will be working for its passage this fall.

Thank you,
Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom

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