Harkin: We Have a Moral Obligation to Prohibit Dangerous Child Labor Practices





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Published on Jun 12, 2014

Today, on World Day Against Child Labor, Senator Tom Harkin delivered the following speech on the Senate floor to bring attention to the millions of children across the globe who continue to be trapped in forced and abusive labor. Harkin, a life-long defender of human rights, today sent a letter to the ten largest tobacco companies urging them to prohibit child labor in their supply chain following a report showing children experience serious health ailments while working in the tobacco fields and curing barns. Click here to read the letter and learn more: 1.usa.gov/1xOLprZ

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