Congress and World Day Against Child Labor

Tomorrow is the World Day Against Child Labor.

To prepare for this occasion, the U.S. Congress… did absolutely nothing at all.

Congress stood by, while continuing to allow the sale in the United States of billions of items made by child workers in abusive sweatshop factories overseas.

Not one bill. Not one resolution. Not even one speech.

The last time anyone in either house of Congress even mentioned child labor was back on March 17, when Representative Jan Schakowsky was talking about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which took place 100 years ago.

Child labor is not a thing of the past. Congress should stop ignoring the problem, and pass legislation to end the role of the USA in perpetuating the abusive practice.

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