Action Alert: Stop criminalisation of sex work in Northern Ireland
From Aisling Gallagher:
The bill that could impose the Nordic model on sex workers working in Northern Ireland is going to be voted on sometime in the next 48 hours. LIST OF MLAS here – PLEASE GET TWEETING/EMAILING.
Please email and tweet Sinn Fein & Alliance members in particular asking them NOT to back the bill (tweet suggestions below). Also worthwhile tweeting the UUP, and the Greens (just to say thanks, as their MLA has already said he opposes the clause). Together, some combination of SF, Alliance & the Greens could put in a petition of concern and stop the legislation – if it needs to come to that so be it.
This will take a few minutes of your time but sex workers livelihoods and safety literally hangs on this – please do it if you can.
98% of sex workers don’t want this law imposed. Please vote #NOclause6 #clause6 and respect their right to bodily autonomy.
This bill is being pushed by anti-choice, anti lgbtq fundamentalists who have never cared about vulnerable people till now. #NOclause6 #clause6
Whatever you think morally of sex work, sex workers deserve to be safe and protected. thepolice say its unworkable. please vote #NOclause6
The petition of concern is to protect minorities in NI. we need to use it this week to make sure sex workers are kept safe. #NOclause6
Watch the debate here.
Press release from Laura Lee here.
Follow the English Collective of Prostitutes on twitter.