Legislation we oppose

 

2017 Hall of Shame

House will vote on H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, on Tuesday, October 3rd:

Human Trafficking (H 5300, S 73)PASSED

In February the ACLU and the Urban Justice Center testified before the House (H 5300)  and Senate (S 73) Judiciary Committee on a bill that has some laudable provisions designed to address the scourge of human trafficking, but that also had a number of problematic provisions. The bill provides immunity to trafficked minors only if they state in their defense that they were a trafficking victim – a statement many victims are not ready to make when they are arrested. Other parts of the legislation penalize behavior that was not criminal at the time it was conducted. However, the ACLU succeeded in getting removed a provision that would have turned soliciting prostitution from a misdemeanor into a felony, imposing extremely harsh penalties on individuals engaged in consensual sexual activity. This legislation was passed in the House and the Senate in June and signed by the Governor.

 

Don’t Let Congress Censor the Internet- Petition 

There’s a new bill in Congress that would threaten your right to free expression online. If that weren’t enough, it could also put small Internet businesses in danger of catastrophic litigation.

Don’t let its name fool you: the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) wouldn’t help punish sex traffickers. What it would do is expose the Internet content platforms that we all rely on every day to the risk of overwhelming criminal and civil liability for their customers’ actions.

Video  Former Sex worker Cris Sardina director of Desiree Alliance getting arrested to defend our right to healthcare. Cris volunteered to go to DC and get arrested to defend our right to healthcare.

Don’t kill me! Kill the bill! Health care is a human right!

 

‘Hookers for health care’ are fighting against Trumpcare”  July 19th 2017

 

NO ON  H.3003  South Carolina’s H.3003April 12th 2017

No on Colorado HB17-1072

No on Oregon HB HB 2141 and HB 2142

No on Rhode Island  HB 5300 

HB 5330 is problematic for many reasons that we address our letter of opposition.

Coyote’s letter of opposition to HB 5330  

2017 Regular Session Labor and employment, legal issues, crime, and judiciary

Introduced By: Representatives Maldonado, McEntee, Amore, Hearn, and Knight

Please send your letter of opposition to

Shelby Maldonado 401-222-2466-   rep-maldonado@rilin.state.ri.us

Carol Hagan McEntee 401-783-1000-   rep-mcentee@rilin.state.ri.us

Gregg Amore 401-339-9378-  rep-amore@rilegislature.gov

Jou Hearn 401-222-2457- rep-hearn@rilin.state.ri.us

Jason Knight 617-943-6532-  rep-knight@rilegislature.gov

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A BILL “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to enhance Department of Homeland Security coordination on how to identify and record information regarding individuals suspected or convicted of human trafficking, and for other purposes.” In other words, they are funding the stalking of sex workers and will charge anyone who knows a sex worker with trafficking

H.R. 4383 (114th): DHS Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2016