Sen. Harris Quiet As Civil Rights Group Throws Support Behind Anti-Sex-Trafficking Bill
Sen. Harris Quiet as Civil Rights Group Throws Support Behind Anti-Sex-Trafficking Bill
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BY: Susan Crabtree Follow @susancrabtreeOctober 20, 2017 5:00 am
The National Urban League has thrown its weight behind a bill aimed at fighting online sex-trafficking, putting more pressure on Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) to take a public stand on the bill.
The NUL, a civil rights group that advocates on behalf of African-Americans, said sex trafficking disproportionately impacts minorities—and African-Americans in particular—and argues the bipartisan measure is long overdue, in a letter addressed to Senate leaders.
“The National Urban League supports this effort to stop sex trafficking due to the disproportionate impact sex trafficking has …