WASHINGTON — The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is urging people to support the first Sex Worker Lobby day on June 1 in Washington, D.C.
Organizations and sex workers will be lobbying members of Congress and direct action across the country on June 1 and 2.
From the NCSF:
The recently enacted FOSTA-SESTA laws have directly impacted many people because of the effect on sexual content on the Internet, with platform providers already removing sexual content for fear of criminal prosecution. Sex workers, in particular, have been placed in even more serious danger by the harmful effects of these laws.
All of us want to protect victims of sex trafficking. However, this legislation does not protect victims of sex trafficking and actually places them at greater risk by making it more difficult for them to access sex worker advocacy groups to get help.
The Sex Worker Lobby Day in Washington D.C. is a great opportunity for individuals to discuss important sexual freedom issues with their elected Members of Congress. It is also an opportunity to learn how to advocate to legislators. Lobbying is not a complex or difficult process. With a little training, anyone can do it and we will provide that training. You also don’t have to be out as kinky or a sex worker to join in.
For those of you who have not done lobbying before, this is truly a fascinating experience. You will enjoy it. But more importantly, this is an opportunity for you to make a real difference on issues that affect all of us and that are critically important for sex workers.
People can sign up for Sex Worker Lobby Day by contacting Judy Guerin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about related activities and actions can be found at www.survivorsagainstsesta.org.