Peters co-sponsors Senate human trafficking bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Human trafficking is emerging as a human rights problem in Michigan, and Senator Gary Peters has signed on as a co–sponsor of a new Senate bill to address the issue.

It’s a bipartisan bill to create a program through the Department of Health and Human Services to give grants to accredited medical schools with experience studying and treating human trafficking victims.

The move comes on the same day that the cable network Showtime has bought a documentary film about two survivors of human trafficking. It’s called “Dreamcatcher” and it premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this Sunday.