Understand what’s going on. It’s not a war on trafficking, it’s a war on sex
More mass surveillance training and funding to target sex workers, under the guise of trafficking.
Through the DHS Blue Campaign, the Secretary is authorized to provide guidance and training
on programs to help identify instances of trafficking; systematic and routine information sharing among the components of the Department and the National Network of Fusion Centers; techniques to identify victims of trafficking along the U.S. border; techniques for Transportation Security Administration personnel to identify victims of trafficking and serve as a liaison and resource for aviation workers and travelers; utilizing resources to promote public
awareness of trafficking; and leveraging partnerships to raise public awareness of trafficking. The Secretary is also authorized to engage in additional activities necessary to operate the Blue Campaign. This section also includes a definition of human trafficking. Additionally, this section directs the Secretary to ensure that, not later than 1 year after enactment, the information technology systems used for human trafficking-related information are integrated with each other. The Secretary shall also report to the House Committee on Homeland Security and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the status and effectiveness of the Blue Campaign. Last, the bill authorizes $819,000 to carry out the section and amends the table of contents of the Homeland Security Act with a clerical amendment.
2017 Hall of Shame
House will vote on H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, on Tuesday, October 3rd:
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.3003– April 12th 2017
HB 5330 is problematic for many reasons that we address our letter of opposition.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Hagan McEntee 401-783-1000- email@example.com
Gregg Amore 401-339-9378- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jou Hearn 401-222-2457- email@example.com
Jason Knight 617-943-6532- firstname.lastname@example.org
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