“If we are going to combat trafficking in a meaningful way, we cannot pass policies that leave vulnerable populations in the shadows. The potential impacts of these policies must be examined before legislation is created, so we can prevent repeating the mistakes of SESTA- FOSTA. If the goal is to help sex workers and trafficked people, then we must focus on approaches that have been proven to work, and proven to protect.” Phoenix Calida, Communications Director, Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA
On September 14, 2022—Sex Worker Pride Day—75 organizations representing sex worker rights, public health, technology, reproductive justice, anti-trafficking, racial justice, and civil and human rights, sent a letter to Congress urging passage of the “SESTA and FOSTA Examination of Secondary Effects for Sex Workers Study Act” or the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act. This bill, reintroduced on March 3, 2022—International Sex Workers Rights Day—in the House by Representative Ro Khanna, and in the Senateby Senator Elizabeth Warren, would study the impact of SESTA/FOSTA on the wellbeing and rights of people who trade sex, including sex workers and human trafficking survivors.
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The consequences of FOSTA/SESTA were swift for people who trade sex, including survivors of violence, people experiencing exploitation and trafficking, caregivers and parents, people with disabilities, and the many sex workers who were struggling to get by.
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Special thanks to legal intern Ross Ufberg, who was lead author of this post.A group of organizations and individuals are continuing their fight to overturn the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, known as FOSTA, arguing that the law violates the Constitution. — Read on http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/plaintiffs-continue-effort-overturn-fosta-one-broadest-internet-censorship-laws A group of organizations and … Continue reading 2020. Plaintiffs Continue Effort to Overturn FOSTA, One | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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