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Hearing of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, October 17, 2019 The US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is in strong support of the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act … Continue reading
Government research proves sex workers feel unsafe under the current law; they want decriminalisation and so does the public. Government research published today provides evidence that the current prostitution laws increase the chance of harm and undermine sex workers’ safety. Laura Watson … 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
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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
https://kcbsradio.radio.com/blogs/carrie-hodousek/san-francisco-sex-workers-demand-police-protection http://www.sfexaminer.com/sex-worker-advocates-demand-sfpd-shut-unit-focused-street-prostitution/ https://missionlocal.org/2018/12/sex-workers-advocates-denied-entry-into-mission-station-in-protest-over-sex-worker-abatement-unit/ https://kcbsradio.radio.com/media/audio-channel/groups-demand-sfpd-prioritize-safety-sex-workers http://www.sfweekly.com/news/sex-workers-advocates-challenge-mission-police/ _________________________________________________________________________________________ Sex worker advocates demand SFPD shut down unit focused on street prostitution Maxine Doogan, left, with the Sex Workers and Erotic Service Providers Legal Educational and Research Project speaks alongside sex workers and advocates … 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