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
Stop legislation endangering sex workers in Oakland
Action Alert! Action Alert! Action Alert!Stop legislation that negatively impacts sex workers in Oakland. Going after clients violates rights & increases discrimination vs sex workers On July 19 legislation was introduced by Oakland City Council Member Abel Guillen to arrest … Continue reading
Press Release: California enacts historic measure to prioritize safety for sex workers
CALIFORNIA ENACTS HISTORIC MEASURE TO PRIORITIZE SAFETY FOR SEX WORKERS BASED ON SAN FRANCISCO’S FIRST-IN-THE-COUNTRY POLICIES AB 2243, inspired by San Francisco’s “Prioritizing Safety for Sex Worker” policies, amends the Evidence Code to protect a sex worker reporting a violent … Continue reading
Sex workers protest Amy Schumer for support of SESTA/FOSTA laws
Monday June 04, 2018 San Francisco Examiner Francesca, far left, Rachel West, second from left, and Maxine Doogan, far right, protest comedian Amy Schumer’s set at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest on Saturday. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner) By Laura Waxmann on June 2, 2018 7:04 … Continue reading
Victory for Sex Workers’ Rights! Repressive Bill Defeated!
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We killed SB 1204! Sex workers and supporters mobilized forcefully and successfully against a bill in the California legislature Senate Bill SB 1204. The Bill would have expanded the definition of pandering and further criminalized sex workers and anyone associating … Continue reading
ACTION ALERT: Support Sex Workers Right to Safety – OPPOSE SB 1204!
Oppose Bill SB 1204 that criminalizes sex workers associating with each other or with supporters for safety, information and support. Please urgently write and/or call in to members of the CA Senate Public Safety Committee to oppose Bill SB 1204! … Continue reading
SF Amnesty Policies for Sex Workers’ Safety
The District Attorney’s Policy CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY George Gascón District Attorney View the District Attorney Policy here. Prioritizing Safety for Sex Workers The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office is concerned about the safety … Continue reading
KPFK radio interview with Empower from Thailand, US PROS & English Collective of Prostitutes
Bay Area, international support groups discuss sex workers’ rights in Oakland
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https://oaklandnorth.net/Thanta Laovilwanyakul(middle) talks about her experience as a sex worker at the “Public Meeting with Empower.” By Saemmool Lee Posted March 21, 2018 1:14 pm On Monday evening, Thanta Laovilwanyakul, a sex worker from Thailand, sat in front of a stage at … Continue reading
Oakland event March 19: Sex worker collective Empower from Thailand
Please join us in a public meeting welcoming EMPOWER, a sex worker collective from Thailand on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7pm, location: Omni Commons Ballroom, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland CA