The US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is a multiracial network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. Founded in 1982, US PROS campaigns for the decriminalization of prostitution and for justice, protection and resources so that no woman, young person or man is forced into prostitution through poverty or violence.
Dear Friend, We’re making a heartfelt request for your help to get to the Poor People’s Moral Action Congress in Washington DC this June 17-19. We’re going to the Congress as part of a multiracial delegation from both east and … Continue reading →
ACTION ALERT! ACTION ALERT! ACTION ALERT! SB 233 prohibits the arrest of sex workers when they come forward as a victim of or witness to a serious crime, and calls for an end to possession of condoms being used as … Continue reading →
This year International Whore’s Day coincides with the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention.
Let’s make our voices heard on what’s happening to sex workers! There is a crisis of poverty and criminalization in the US. 55% of people are poor or low-income in California. More women, particularly mothers are going into prostitution as a result. Daily we face arrest and jail with women of color, trans and street workers most targeted. Criminalization makes us vulnerable to violence — 60% of sex workers have experienced violence while working. CA bill SB 233 bill calls for an amnesty from arrest for sex workers reporting violence.
As the national momentum for our rights grows, decriminalization is within our reach. There will be at least 10 of the Democratic Presidential hopefuls in attendance, many of whom voted for #FOSTA, the federal bill which criminalized online advertising, which has undermined safer ways of working.
Rally with us to make our voices heard, for an end to poverty and criminalization, #RepealFOSTA, support CA bill SB 233. Bring your signs and banners!
The US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) strongly supports SB 233 Improving Sex Worker Health and Safety which prohibits the arrest of sex workers when they come forward as a victim or a witness to report violent and serious crimes. We … Continue reading →
20th Anniversary Celebration of the In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project (IDPWS) & City Proclamation On March 12th, 2019, a celebration took place in San Francisco City Hall and a proclamation issued for the 20th anniversary of the IDPWS. … Continue reading →
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Stand with sex workers demanding that Mission Police stop arrests and prioritize safety! Noon on December 17, 2018 Mission Police Station 630 Valencia Street, SF More women, particularly mothers, are being driven … Continue reading →
Next City BY HANNAH ALBARAZI | OCTOBER 25, 2018 San Francisco has a unique city department that most cities don’t have: the Department on the Status of Women. This department works to ensure that women and girls in the community have equal economic, … Continue reading →
The Board of Supervisors is considering stepping up enforcement for massage establishments. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) By Joshua Sabatini on October 16, 2018 1:00 am Sex worker advocacy groups on Monday opposed a proposal to increase San Francisco’s ability to shut down … Continue reading →
URGENT: The September 25 hearing in Oakland has been postponed. We’ll post the new date when we know it. In the meantime, please call Oakland City Council members to oppose this proposed legislation (see info below) Action Alert! Action Alert! Action … Continue reading →