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Lifetime Pushes Sex Trafficking Act

4/28/2005 9:19 AM Eastern

Lifetime Television is helping to push the End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act of 2005.

The network participated in a press conference with Reps. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introducing the legislation, which is aimed at further strengthening laws and providing law enforcement with better tools to fight sex-trafficking and to assist victims.

The End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act of 2005 was introduced by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Reps. Pryce, Maloney and Bobby Scott (D-Va.).

The network’s participation is part of its Emmy Award-winning “Stop Violence Against Women” campaign.

“Lifetime is honored to stand with leading lawmakers on this bipartisan effort to combat sex trafficking,” Lifetime Entertainment Services executive vice president of public affairs and corporate communications Meredith Wagner said in a prepared statement.

“It is a privilege to be able to use the power of television to raise awareness of this important issue -- an issue that deprives women of their dignity and basic human rights,” she added.

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