WASHINGTON (July 27, 2022) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released the following statement of support on the reauthorization of H.R. 6552, the bipartisan “Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022.” The quote is attributable to Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA.
“As a private industry leading the fight to end exploitation through our pivotal No Room for Trafficking program, we thank Representatives Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Karen Bass (CA-37) for their continued leadership to end trafficking by reauthorizing H.R. 6552. This important bipartisan legislation provides critical resources to strengthen and expand education and awareness to prevent trafficking, prosecute criminals, and protect the victims of modern-day slavery.
“Earlier this month the AHLA Foundation announced a total of $1 million in donations to launch the ‘No Room for Trafficking Survivors Fund’ and expand the hotel industry’s ongoing work to support human trafficking prevention and survivors.
“We will continue to lead as an industry on this critical issue, and by working closely with Representatives Smith and Bass, we ensure our shared goal of eradicating human trafficking.”