Legislation we oppose

US Sex Workers oppose Bill H3499– November 2017
We saw this coming, beings that Swanee Hunt gave Boston PD 40k two years ago, to create a john school so we knew they would push the Nordic model. The arrested clients will be court ordered to attend a 900 dollars 10 hr shame-based class and the money will go to the NGO and the police to do more stings. There isn’t one dollar allotted with this bill to fund subsidized housing or any other service for sex workers or trafficking victims, nor will it create jobs that pay a living wage so they know that arresting our clients isn’t going to lift us out of poverty.
 
#Handsoffourclientsandourmoney
 

Understand what’s going on. It’s not a war on trafficking, it’s a war on sex

#WarOnSexWorkers

S.1693 – Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017

More mass surveillance training and funding to target sex workers, under the guise of trafficking.

H.R. 1370: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017

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:

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