HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today applauded PA House members for Tuesday’s overwhelming passage of a package of bills designed to fight human trafficking and also called for leaders in the Senate to move these bills as quickly as possible.
“The more we hear about human trafficking, the more we learn how prevalent it actually is,” said Eric Failing, the Executive Director of the PCC. “The fact that there was such an overwhelming number of lawmakers that approved the legislation in the House shows how seriously they are treating this growing problem.”
The PCC has actively supported efforts to address human trafficking over the years. Failing once again thanked the eight House members who sponsored the legislation that was approved yesterday: Rep. Valerie Gaydos, Rep. Barry Jozwiak, Rep. Rob Kauffman, Rep. Natalie Mihalek, Rep. Marci Mustello, Rep. David Rowe, Rep. Meghan Schroeder and Rep. Craig Williams.
“Their bills provide for a strong package of recourses that we believe will help to deter human traffickers and their recruiters,” said Failing. “We must take a stand and end this practice today so that all people are treated with dignity and respect.”
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is based in Harrisburg and is the public affairs arm of PA’s Catholic bishops.