ESPLERP Update for April 2019

Action Alert SB 233: First hearing is scheduled on Tuesday April 9thbefore the California Senate Public Safety Committee at 9:30am State Capitol, in Room 3191 Sacramento, CA  95814.  Come to the hearing and say you support it or write a letter of support to and include your name, address and phone number. Here is the sample letter.  Because this bill changes the evidence code, it will require 2/3rds of the whole Senate to pass. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17DQjA3FgS6fa7pDYY0jCxEiWU-yzNlDynYtULm6S7-0/edit#

State Bill (SB) 233 which protects anyone reporting a serious crime (such as sexual assault, trafficking, robbery, assault) from being charged with prostitution under California Penal Code 647 – and also removes condom possession as probable cause for arrest for prostitution.

The sponsor is Senator Scott Weiner. 

Here is our online petition you can sign too let your legislator know of your support but you must include all information like your phone number for your support to register with your representative. Thanks to all who’ve already signed!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/823/544/443/keeping-condoms-in-your-purse-should-not-allow-police-to-arrest-you-for-prostitution/?taf_id=62000931&cid=fb_na#bbfb=249174903

Oakland Resolution to Support SB233

In parallel, Maxine, Claire, Reada, and other activists are speaking out to the Oakland City Council Rules Committee On Thursday April 4th at 10:45am. If you are an Oakland Resident, Please let your voice be heard by 1) contacting your representative and/or filing out this form to speak publically or send a message to let your Oakland Representative of your support. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1npXgyMaLRUBb3KxWCl5fpzZ0JkrOWZDJb6KOyICknRs/edit

Events 

For the Ladies: Taxes and Things for ladiesSunday April 7th from 2-5pm $25 Omni Commons

4799 Shattuck Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States, https://finacialhealth.brownpapertickets.com

In the News 

Maxine spoke for International Women’s Day sponsored by Humboldt County’s Women’s March.https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2019/03/10/original-womens-march-organizers-host-conference-honoring-international-womens-day?fbclid=IwAR1nhzqZcXl7I0MhQmwTH258nvMBqccDph1fj3zrobN9lnaK6AotL22u3B4

Board Members

We are looking to add a few new board members. If you have board and fundraising experience and want to become more active, let us know! If you know a supporter who has that experience to lend to the cause, let us know!

Oh look another new website! https://adposthub.com/

For New Folks who are just joining us…

Adult Newsletter!

Nevada Brothel Association is getting ready to fight back on many fronts. Sign up to hear the latest http://nevadabrothelassociation.com/

Mike Stabil of Polari Media has an email newsletter on ‘Sex and censorship’ available which you are invited to subscribe to at http://eepurl.com/dMBj8g.

Amazon Smile

You can make ESPLERP a beneficiary of your every purchase on Amazon – https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas. All you do is….

      Shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) instead of regular Amazon (amazon.com). 

      Your account is the same. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select Erotic Service Provider Legal Educational and Research (no Project!) as your beneficiary.

      Then when you buy stuff at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price to ESPLERP. That doesn’t sound much, but Amazon reports that as of October 2018, AmazonSmile purchases had resulted in $105,515,619.04 being paid to beneficiary organizations!

 

Fundraising

We’ve put up a new Crowdrise goal of $15,000 to help with the legislative work and to launch the new legal challenges. Thanks to everybody who donated via the PayPal or mailed in your support, and thanks to all who are part of the monthly giving! Your support makes our work possible.

 

● Contribute online at: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/wemust-decriminalize-sex-work-in-light-of-fostasest

● Hit the PayPal button at http://esplerp.org

● Mail checks to ESPLERP, 2261 Market Street # 548, San Francisco, CA