Sex Workers Groups and Supporters Celebrate Victory on Compensation for Rape

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For Release On Thursday December 12, 2013 Contact: Maxine Doogan, Erotic Service Providers Union 415-265-3302 & Rachel West, US PROStitutes Collective  415-640-4250 Sex Workers Groups and Supporters Celebrate Victory in Sacramento Sex worker groups and supporters are celebrating the historic … Continue reading

Take Action to Stop Discrimination in Compensation!

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…..ACTION ALERT..…ACTION ALERT…..ACTION ALERT.…. Dear Friends, Our campaign to overturn discriminatory regulations of the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) urgently needs your action. We are coming down to the wire and pressure is needed for the final push. The CalVCP board … Continue reading

Community Event November 12, 2013: Stop Discrimination in Compensation for Rape: Justice for Sex Workers is Justice for All

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On Tuesday, November 12, over 50 people filled the Latino/Hispanic room in the main San Francisco Public Library. They gathered to take part in an urgent discussion concerning discriminatory practices within the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP). A number of … Continue reading

Sex Worker Groups Call for Removal of Discriminatory Regulations

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For immediate release…What:  Press conference and Community  Forum When: Tuesday, November 12, 5:30pm; Community Forum at 6pm Re:  Denying sex worker victims of rape from compensation from CalVCP Where:  SF Public Library, Latino/Hispanic room, lower level, 100 Larkin, SF Contact:  … Continue reading

Press release: Stop State Discrimination against Rape Victims!

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For Release On Monday October 28, 2013 Contact Rachel West 415-640-4250/ or Maxine Doogan 415-265-3302           Stop State Discrimination Against Rape Victims!        Sex Worker Groups Demand California Victim Compensation Board Remove Discriminatory Regulations … Continue reading

Stop Discrimination in Compensation for Rape Victims: Justice for Sex Workers is Justice for All

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Save the Date Community event:  Stop Discrimination in Compensation for Rape Victims: Justice for Sex Workers is Justice for All Tuesday, November 12, 6pm to 7:30pm, SF Public library, Latina/Hispanic Meeting Room, lower level, 100 Larkin Street (Civic Center BART), … Continue reading

Rape survivors and other women testify in Sacramento to remove regulations

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On September 9, at an open meeting in Sacramento called by the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP), women came or called in by phone from San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles.  They gave moving testimony, most as survivors … Continue reading

First win in campaign against discriminatory CalVCP regulations

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 A campaign to protest discriminatory regulations of the Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) is gaining momentum in California.  CalVCP is a statewide program that provides financial compensation for victims of rape and other violent crime. Cal VCP’s regulations exclude sex workers … Continue reading