Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law today as part of Senate File 510 a measure funding efforts to help stop human trafficking in Iowa.
As The FAMiLY LEADER announced earlier (read all about it by clicking here), the combined effort of organizations, legislators, The FAMiLY LEADER’s Capitol team, and most importantly, everyday Iowans like you helped get this measure passed.
“It was people’s voices that made the difference,” commented Chuck Hurley, vice president of The FAMiLY LEADER and one of the measure’s most ardent supporters at the Iowa Capitol. “You were relentless in calling and emailing lawmakers, not letting this issue slip from the forefront of their minds. In the end, they couldn’t ‘go to bed’ until this task was done. And that’s because of you.”
Hurley called the bill a “huge and unprecedented” blow against an evil industry that has stolen, drugged, and enslaved Iowa girls and boys.
“We now have one fist to smash human traffickers,” Hurley said. “That’s a huge deal. A second ‘fist’ is still needed next year in the form of additional investigators and other operational costs, which was not quite possible in this budget year. Nonetheless, this is a huge victory.”
According to the governor’s website …