This Just in from Sex Worker’s Project (NYC)…

From Sex Worker’s Project website…

Call your legislators today! (Numbers below)

The Rhode Island legislature is currently considering a bill, HB5044A, which would recriminalize indoor prostitution. The main justification being offered for passage of the bill is that it is absolutely necessary to prevent and address trafficking into prostitution. Sex Worker Project’s experience has been that arrests for prostitution related offenses are more likely to hurt rather than help victims of trafficking, and rarely lead to identification and assistance of victims.

A VOTE IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN THIS WEEK, SO CALL NOW. (see
NEWS on this)

Human Trafficking is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. BUT: Criminalizing Sex Work to Combat Trafficking is harmful to ALL sex workers AND victims of trafficking!

What you can do: Please call or e-mail the members of the RI Senate Judiciary Committee today to let them know that this is not the way to help victims of trafficking!

They are under tremendous pressure to pass this legislation, and need to hear from people across the country!

Senator Leo R. Blais
401-823-4536
[email protected] state.ri. us

Senator Maryellen Goodwin
401-272-3102
[email protected] rilin.state. ri.us

Senator Paul V. Jabour
401-751-3300
401-276-5594
[email protected] state.ri. us

Senator Charles J. Levesque
401-683-9194
[email protected] rilin.state. ri.us

Senator Erin P. Lynch
401-739-8500
[email protected] state.ri. us

Senator Christopher B. Maselli
[email protected] rilin.state. ri.us

Senator John F. McBurney
401-725-2459
[email protected] rilin.state. ri.us

Senator Michael J. McCaffrey
401-739-7576
[email protected] rilin.state. ri.us

Senator Harold M. Metts
401-272-0112
[email protected] state.ri. us

Senator Rhoda E. Perry
401-751-7165
[email protected] state.ri. us

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