US Sex Workers Affected #AfterFosta- Next Steps

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March 22st, 2018
The war on US sex worker is real and it’s on steroids. shut down yesterday, The Erotic Review removed all their US escort ads today and then   Reddit’s like r/hooker Indie forum, Parts of Verify Him,  and Craigslist just shut down their dating section. 
On March 23rd, 2018 our community lost  

Will Plenty of Fish and I love Cupid and Tinder be next?

An anti-sex-trafficking bill that’s not even signed into law yet already has consequences for sex workers.

A study found female homicide rates fell 17 percent after the site created an “erotic services” section. So why would Congress add to the risks? 

 At this point, I am surprised the government isn’t offering cash rewards to snitch on sex workers. This moral witch hunt harm members of our community.  FOSTA is a government-sponsored hate crime against sex workers.

Has the US Senate Held FOSTA to Prevent a Pocket Veto ?

Will Trump Pocket Veto FOSTA?

Congress just legalized sex censorship:

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How Congress Censored the Internet 

Sex workers are reporting that their Google Drive files are mysteriously locked or vanishing

Stormy Daniels describes her alleged affair with Donald Trump

SESTA Vs. Stormy Daniels

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Understanding Sesta 

Will Trump sign Fosta into law, after all, he bought up escort trademarks in China

Not only did they sneak the cloud bill into the budget, look at this.  The government is willing to pay cash rewards to those who snitch on traffickers which means all undocumented workers are now at risk that people will turn them in to get a cash reward.
H.R. 1625 amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize the State Department and law enforcement agencies to target international human traffickers by offering financial rewards for their arrest or conviction. The Department currently has a rewards program that uses appropriated funds to offer cash awards to deter transnational organized crime. 
Coyote RI and SWOP USA support line have been blowing up all week. Our community has been shaken to the core. Even sex workers will legal jobs like porn performer and webcam models are under attack, as google drive is dealing all their content. We expect all US WordPress accounts to be shut down. Swop Behind bars just removed their servers to Iceland and Coyote will be doing the same next week.  Today SWOP Sacramento announced that they were shutting down all their outreach services to protect their volunteers from liability.
With the closing of all the adult platform, not only will many sex workers not be able to advertise, they can no longer use all the tools to stay safe.

Craigslist’s Sex Work Ads Saved 2,150 Women’s Lives. A Bill Could Make Such Posts IllegalA study found female homicide rates fell 17 percent after the site created an “erotic services” section. So why would Congress add to the risks?

Not only are all the tools sex workers use to stay safe disappearing, we expect to hear many more stories like this and we know that we don’t have the capacity to meet the need of the people affected.

First Action 

Let’s all tweet Melania about FOSTA.
Second Action

Please sign and share this petition with your networks. Repeal/stop FOSTA NOW!!!

Third action
We are scrambling to learn, so we can share information and track and document the collateral damage in the wake of FOSTA.
Coyote RI and Swop Behind Bars are trying to organize a community response to the passing of Fosta (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act)., locally and nationwide. We will be rolling out an online toolkit soon.  We need to organize and gain local and national support from sex workers and clients and 3rd party staff,  migrate workers, social justice movements, unions, LGBT, political parties, universities and women’s reproductive health rights groups,
On June 2st International Whores’ Day also know as International Sex Workers Day, we will hold rallies all over the US and we will show the world that our communities will protect sex workers just like we protected the undocumented, LGBT, POC, and the poor.
WE WILL RESIST!   #SexWorkerRightsAreHumanRights
Fosta  #FuckYourRespectabilityPolitics
 If you have been affected by Fosta and are scrambling for resources and safety, please call SWOP USA support line at 877-776-2004 or contact Coyote RI at 401-525-8757
Sex workers desperately need funding.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation
If you are unable to donate, please reach out to your local sex worker rights led organization and ask how you can volunteer to help with our community response to FOSTA