March 7, 2018

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Senate to Pass #FOSTA-#SESTA

It is absolutely essential that the United States Senate pass H.R. 1865, FOSTA-SESTA, the week of March 12 to amend the Communications Decency Act Section 230. Why now?  The House passed this bill February 28, and it’s the most monumental reform to fight sex trafficking in decades. But Senators, with pressure from outside opposition, can kill this bill simply by failing to bring it to the floor for a vote, meaning that Senators who support the underlying reform will never get a chance to vote yea or nay.

Ask Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn to bring this H.R. 1865 to the floor for a vote next week and thank them for their leadership using the tweets below!

It’s time to #ListenToSurvivors, @SenateMajLdr! Please bring #FOSTA-#SESTA to the floor for a vote. THANK YOU for standing with #SexTrafficking victims rather than #BigTech in this David and Goliath battle! #IamJaneDoe #MyFreedomDay Click To Tweet .@SenateMajLdr, you know reforms can die without a single Senator voting no if a bill never gets to the floor. Please #ListentoSurvivors and bring #FOSTA-#SESTA to the floor for a vote the wk of 3/12! #IamJaneDoe #MyFreedomDay Click To Tweet .@SenateMajLdr, please bring #FOSTA-#SESTA to the floor for a vote and please pass the bill without amendments! This solution is strong and it WILL help end the scourge of #SexTrafficking in America! #AmendCDA #IamJaneDoe Click To Tweet THANK YOU, Sen. @JohnCornyn, for cosponsoring #SESTA! You are standing with #SexTrafficking victims rather than #BigTech. Now please ensure #FOSTA-#SESTA makes it to the floor for a vote the week of March 12! #Amend230 #MyFreedomDay Click To Tweet Sen. @JohnCornyn, please ensure #HR1865 #FOSTA-#SESTA be given the appropriate priority so that it goes to the Senate floor the week of March 12! We must keep up the momentum, #ListenToSurvivors, and #AmendCDA230! Click To Tweet

For International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8

On #InternationalWomensDay, one of the most significant steps you can take to #EndExploitation of women is to #AmendCDA230, @SenateMajLdr. Please, do not delay this crucial reform! Please pass #FOSTA-#SESTA the week of March 12! #IamJaneDoe Click To Tweet On #InternationalWomensDay, one of the most significant steps you can take to #EndExploitation of women is to #AmendCDA230, @JohnCornyn. Please, don't delay this crucial reform! Please pass #FOSTA-#SESTA the week of March 12! #IamJaneDoe Click To Tweet

To learn more about this issue, you can read my article in the Dignity journal and Lisa Thompson’s article in The Hill.

Haley Halverson

Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach

Haley Halverson is the Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she develops and executes national campaigns to change policies and raise awareness. Most notably, she promotes corporate social responsibility by constructing annual activism campaigns like the Dirty Dozen List, which names 12 mainstream private companies that facilitate sexual exploitation. Her advocacy work has contributed to instigating policy improvements in the native online advertising, retail, and hotel industries.

Haley regularly speaks and writes on topics including child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual objectification, the exploitation of males, and more. She has presented before officials at the United Nations, as well as at several national symposia before influencers from the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Croatian government officials. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

Previously, Haley served for two years as Director of Communications for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she oversaw strategic messaging development, press outreach, email marketing, and social media marketing.

Prior to working at NCOSE, Haley wrote for Media Research Center. Haley graduated from Hillsdale College (summa cum laude) with a double major, and conducted a senior thesis on the abolitionist argument regarding prostitution. During her studies, she studied abroad at Oxford University and established a background in policy research through several internships in the DC area.

Haley has appeared on, or been quoted in, several outlets including the New York Times, NBC’s The Today Show, BBC News, New York Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, the Washington Post, Yahoo News, Voice of America, Dr. Drew Midday Live, The DeMaio Report, the New York Daily News, the Washington Examiner, USA Radio Network, the Washington Times, CBC News, The Rod Arquette Show, The Detroit News, Lifezette, The Christian Post, Lifeline with Neil Boron, EWTN News Nightly, KCBS San Francisco Radio, LifeSiteNews, The Drew Mariano Show on Relevant Radio, News Talk KGVO, and American Family News.

She has written op-eds for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, Townhall.com, Darling Magazine, the Daytona-Beach News Journal, and has published a paper in the journal Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence.

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