June 1 is a national day of political action around the issues of folks who trade sex. This is going to look different everywhere but it comes under the same principle: People who trade sex are constituents, are experts, are voices to be heard. Sex workers were the only ones who predicted the fallout of SESTA, and we’re going to make our presence known in Congress, in state legislatures, and in offices around the country.
Right now activities are being planned in the following cities. Click on each location to find the host organization/organizer.
Tuesday, June 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm: New York Legislative Advocacy Workshop
We will kick off the campaign to repeal “loitering for the purposes of prostitution” in New York
- Hosted by Anti-Violence Project and The Sex Workers Project
- Please RSVP here.
Friday, June 1 from 6-8 pm: Know Your Rights panel hosted by SOAR and Legal Aid
- RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- 14 Dekalb Avenue #3, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Los Angeles/Southern California
Portland (coming soon)
If you are not in one of those cities, your voice is just as important, and might even start a whole new conversation. You can facilitate your own lobbying action: we’ve put together a quick guide here. Email us at email@example.com with updates on the lobbying action you are planning, and we can send more resources such as a leave-behind as well!