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HUA applauds advancement of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act

October 1, 2018   Humanity United Action applauds the passage of H.R. 5273, the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act, by the House Foreign Relations Committee. H.R. 5273, originally introduced by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), Mike McCaul (R-TX), Ted Poe (R-TX), Adam Smith (D-WA), Bill Keating (D-MA), and Paul Cook (R-CA), establishes an interagency initiative […]

HUA welcomes introduction of Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act

August 23, 2018 Humanity United Action welcomes the introduction of S. 3368, the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act, by Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Todd Young (R-IN), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). This bill establishes an interagency initiative focused on preventing and reducing root causes of violence around the world. […]

HUA welcomes House passage of Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

July 18, 2018 Humanity United Action welcomes the passage of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030) by the House of Representatives. This bill provides critical training to foreign service officers to better identify and address potential atrocities or violence. The bill also establishes a coordinated federal policy across the U.S. government […]

HUA applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee passage of Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

Humanity United Action applauds the House Foreign Affairs Committee for passing H.R. 3030, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017. This bill strengthens U.S. capacity to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities, and HUA appreciates the leadership of Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) on this important […]

HUA in The Hill: Preventing conflicts and atrocities must be our legacy

Read the full op-ed by HUA president Randy Newcomb in The Hill.   When receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, Elie Wiesel ended his lecture with a plea: “Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures, it is our gift to each other.” I thought of Wiesel, and his life’s work of […]

HUA supports House passage of End Banking for Human Traffickers Act

April 12, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Humanity United Action applauds the House of Representatives for unanimously passing the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2017. This legislation takes significant steps to disrupt traffickers’ ability to use financial systems for illicit profits. Profit is the motive that drives all forms of human trafficking. It is essential that […]

Humanity United Action voices support of Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act

January 11, 2018 In response to today’s introduction of the Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act in the House and Senate, David Abramowitz, Managing Director at Humanity United Action, issued the following statement: “The Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act embodies a bipartisan commitment that is critical to ending human trafficking in all of its forms. Men and women […]

Humanity United Action applauds passage of anti-trafficking legislation in Senate

September 12, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following the Senate passage of the Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 (S. 1311) and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1312) yesterday David Abramowitz, Managing Director at Humanity United Action, said, “We applaud the Senate for passing these two bills, each of which reauthorized a portion of the […]

David Abramowitz on Passage of Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act

July 13, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passing the Frederick Douglass Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2200), David Abramowitz, managing director at Humanity United Action—and a key staffer for legislators who authored the first Trafficking Victims Protection Act—released the following statement: “We applaud the House for passing the Frederick Douglass Reauthorization […]