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CWA's Crouse to Attend Bill-Signing at White House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America's (CWA's) Dr. Janice Crouse, who heads CWA's anti-trafficking efforts, will be a guest of the President on Tuesday, January 10, for a major bill signing ceremony at the White House. President Bush has invited coalition leaders who were instrumental in the passage of the End Demand Act, H.R. 972, to attend the ceremony.

Dr. Crouse said, "This bill is such a breakthrough piece of legislation in part because it deals with what is happening in the U.S. right under our noses what Michael Horowitz called 'the shame on our streets and the slavery in our midst.'"

Crouse added, "Within just blocks of the White House, pimps and trafficking mafias are promoting an industry that routinely enslaves thousands of women and girls every year dishing out such horrible abuse and routine manipulation that their lives are destroyed. This bill will attack the problem at its root because the 'demand' for prostitutes is the driving force behind the horrendous, but very profitable, crime of sex trafficking."

The End Demand Act, which passed the Senate unanimously on December 22, 2005, strengthens the existing provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in order to more effectively combat sex and labor trafficking (modern-day slavery) in foreign countries. Coalition leaders against trafficking will be joined by members of Congress, senior administration officials and others who have worked to ensure the bill's passage.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.


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