The Frederick Douglass Act Passes the House

Breaking News: The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Protection Act – HR 5856 just passed the House by an overwhelming majority!

The press release from Congressman Chris Smith can be read here with details about the bill and great quotes from survivor leaders and supporting organizations, several who are Ascend partners.

“This critical legislation reauthorizes funding for FY2024 through 2028—a total of five years—to continue current year enacted appropriation and authorization levels to enhance programs, strengthen laws, and add accountability,” said Rep. Smith.

“In the words of my great-great-great grandfather and the great American abolitionist Frederick Douglass—enslavement is a scourge on humanity that ‘to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death. Expose slavery, and it dies,’” said Kenneth Morris Jr., President of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, who helped craft the legislation.

Now on to the Senate…

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