USCCB, CRS: pass legislation on human trafficking and supply chains
January 12, 2017
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services have asked the faithful to urge lawmakers to support legislation addressing human trafficking and business supply chains.
Calling for legislation similar to the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015, which was not brought up for a vote in the House or Senate, the USCCB and CRS cited Pope Francis, who stated in a 2015 message:
Businesses have a duty to ensure dignified working conditions and adequate salaries for their employees, but they must also be vigilant that forms of subjugation or human trafficking do not find their way into the distribution chain.
- Urge Congress to Protect Human Dignity and Combat Human Trafficking! (Catholics Confront Global Poverty)
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