SESTA passed the Senate today with a 97-2 vote. The FOSTA-SESTA package previously passed the Hour 388-25. There are a lot of people in Congress to thank for their support of this landmark legislation, that amends Section 230 of the CDA so that websites that knowingly facilitate trafficking can be held accountable for their actions. Once the law is signed by the president, there will be remedies for survivors and law enforcement to curtail online trafficking.
And yet, even at the moment of our success, the opposition continues to make noise with their ill-informed objections to the legislation.
That's why we believe it's important that we let our Senators know that we know they did the right thing, and show our appreciation. Please call and tweet your thanks, particularly to Senators Blumenthal and Portman.
"My name is ___ and I live in ____ (State). I am calling to thank you for voting in favor of SESTA. You have taken a giant step to help those who have been trafficked online, giiving survivors and states the legal tools to go after websites that are knowingly facilitating human trafficking. Thank you." Call the Senate switchboard 202-225-3121 to be connected to your Senator's office. (Do NOT thank Senators Ron Wyden (R-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) who voted against SESTA.)
Share this page with your friends and followers. We need them to get involved! The more voices that are heard, the more minds we can change.
Show your support for the FOSTA+SESTA package. Every signature we get will show Congress how important it is that we give victims a pathway to justice against websites that knowingly facilitate human trafficking.