National events

 

Sept 24th, 2017

NH #HB287 #DecrimNow- Sept 5th 2017

We are so grateful to the courageous activists who came to Concord today to support HB 287 at one of its subcommittee hearings. This bill would create a study committee to examine the costs and benefits of alternative legal approaches to sex work.

1st photo- From left to right: Reverend Sarah Carpenter, me, Laurel, Bella Robinson from COYOTE RI, Eris Vayle and Melanie Dante from the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and Professor Joelle Ryan of UNH.

PRESS ADVISORY
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2017
Contact: Maxine Doogan
415-265-3302, info@esplerp.org
 
Date for Oral Arguments Set Before the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Constitutional Challenge to California’s Prostitution Law
 
Sex workers argue prostitution laws infringe on adults’ constitutional right to private consensual activity
 
Over two years ago, in March 2015, the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) filed a complaint in US District Court claiming that California’s outdated anti-prostitution statute known as 647(b) of the California Penal Code, unfairly deprives adults the right to private consensual activity, criminalizes the discussion of such activity, and unconstitutionally places prohibitions on individuals’ right to freely associate.
 
The court case known as ESPLERP v Gascon is now on appeal at the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Oral Arguments have been set for Thursday October 19th at 9am. The case is supported by amicus briefs from over thirty civil rights and LGBTQ organizations, including the ACLU, the First Amendment Lawyers Association, the Free Speech Coalition, Transgender Law Center, and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Each side will be allotted 20 minutes to make its case.
 
The named defendants are San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Marin County District Attorney Edward S. Berberian, Jr. and Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, together with Kamala Harris, then Attorney General of the State of California, all in their official capacities. Kamala Harris is now a US Senator, and it is unknown if the new Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, will continue to act in the same official capacity.
The court case has been primarily funded by small individual donations from supporters and allies through crowdfunding sites such as Crowdrise – for example https://www.crowdrise.com/litigate-to-emancipate/fundraiser/.
 
WHAT: Oral Arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenge to California prostitution laws.
 
WHO: Sex workers, allies and supporters – including the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP).
 
WHEN Thursday, October 19th, 2017 9 AM
 
WHERE: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Room 307, James R. Browning Courthouse, 95 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Get your Akynos on! Learn from the mistress herself!

 

 

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

Hat tip to our good friend Cris Sardina director of Desiree Alliance, who is on her way to DC with 100 activists who have volunteered to be arrested tomorrow. (July 18th 2017)

“You’ll have to drag me out of this building senator because I will not stand up and walk away until this healthcare bill is destroyed!!!!!!

It will be well choreographed! This kickass group is well organized and they have prepaid the fines that people will ensure from their arrest.

Video of being taken to jail 

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

The U.N. General Assembly organises an interactive hearing in New York City (USA) on Friday, June 23, 2017 on the U.N. Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.  Video here
#Porcfest 2017-  June 22st 2017
Allied Media Conference 2017  #noperfectvictim

Bella Robinson – Framing the narrative

COMPLETE WITH BELLA ROBINSON- COYOTE RI

 

No Perfect Victims Interviews

At #clpp2017 and sex workers well welcomed and engaged in the reproductive rights movement talking about mass incarceration, motherhood, community and women’s healthcare! Knowledge is power!