On a busy sidewalk in San Francisco’s Polk Street neighborhood on May 20, about 25 people took part in a “Stand-In” to protest the arrests of sex workers and “Sit/Lie” – a proposed bill to make it illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk between 7am and 11pm under threat of a fine and jail. […]
US PROStitutes Collective
Our sister organisation the US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is a multiracial network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. Founded in 1982, US PROS campaigns for the decriminalization of prostitution and for justice, protection and resources so that no one is forced into prostitution through poverty or violence.
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By Traci GrantIn many cities, members of the community would take to the streets to call their police department to task for not addressing an increase in prostitutes walking the streets.But in San Francisco, it was exactly the opposite.Activists demanded that the San Francisco police department stop cracking down on prostitution and stop wasting city […]
BY RACHEL WESTTaking advantage of the recent turmoil over the huge city budget cuts, Mayor Gavin Newsom and Sup. Carmen Chu, have pushed though malicious legislation imposing criminal charges and restrictions on massage parlors. Many are outraged that this costly legislation was prioritized — we want to know why it was, and how much it […]
Protect workers’ safety! Stop the closure of massage parlors! Stop targeting immigrant sex workers!Under the pretence of stopping sex trafficking, Supervisor Carmen Chu and Mayor Newsom want to impose criminal charges and exorbitant fines on massage parlors despite workers’ concerns that it will push the industry underground making them more vulnerable to violence and exploitation. […]
Justice for Shelly Resnick! Stop targeting sex worker activists!At a time of economic recession, why are sex workers trying to make a living being targeted? And why is taxpayers’ money being used to arrest and prosecute an activist?The sex worker community, with the support of people from all walks of life, is mobilizing to protest […]
!!Urgent call to action!!People of Asian descent and of all ethnicities and nationalities!When: Monday, November 3rd 6pm,Wanted: lion head masks, lion dancers!Asian drummers (taiko?), horns, kazoos and signs!Please call 1-877-776-2004 x5 for info or if you plan to show up!Bring a red umbrella. It is going to rain!Meet up point: o’farrell and polk streetsMarch through the […]
WHAT: Public Speaks Out in Support of Prop K CONTACT: Rachel West 415.640.4250 or Carol Leigh 415.751.1659 DATE: Saturday, November 1st, 2008 TODAY’S ACTIVITIES: precinct walking; phone banking Legal Professionals Speak Out On Prop K Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender “Since the passage of the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act, I am not aware […]
Sex-related businesses have expanded in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. A ballot measure in the city would decriminalize prostitution.By JESSE McKINLEYSAN FRANCISCO — When Proposition K was added to Tuesday’s ballot, many people likely snickered at the possibility that San Francisco might take its place alongside such prostitute-friendly havens as Amsterdam and a few […]
Thursday, October 30, 7pm -9pmFirst Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San FranciscoInfo:415-626-4114, firstname.lastname@example.org://www.YesonPropK.org, https://www.prostitutescollective.netFor the last century, year after year, sex workers in SF have been hounded, arrested and jailed, evicted, raped and even murdered, their children taken away. Those of us who have least – often women of color – have received the […]
OPINION Why would a Christian minister support Proposition K, the November ballot initiative that would decriminalize prostitution in San Francisco?There are many reasons. Prop. K would allow sex workers to organize for their rights and safety. It would enable them to report abuse in the industry without fear of prosecution. It would improve their chances […]