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During February’s Super Bowl in Texas, much attention was given to the issue of potential human trafficking concerns related to the event. A local task force, including friends of mine, were deeply involved in the fight to crack down against sexual exploitation during this time period.

However, another related effort at the Texas state level called SB 98 has been under consideration that would provide state funding to assist shelters providing aftercare for former trafficking victims. I signed a petition started at Change.org along with 370 other people directed toward Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio).

On March 29th, it was announced this bill had passed.

Details continue to develop, but here’s the point: If you support a cause, one action, along with the efforts of many others, can help create real change. In this case, 370 people signing a petition started by one person sent to one state senator will result in funding to restore the lives of those impacted by slavery.

Isn’t that worth a few moments of your time?

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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at ActivistFaith.org.

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