Join the mailing list below to stay informed and so we can let you know when we need your help! As we move forward with our advocacy here in Alaska, we would like to call on you at key times to help us fix the sex trafficking laws, which have most often been used against marginalized women in the sex industry rather than to protect them and that we need laws against police having sexual contact with people who are the victims, witnesses, or defendants in active investigations.
Your efforts in signing the Care2 petition last year really helped educate your lawmakers about the harms the sex trafficking laws are doing to marginalized people in the sex industry. When we went to meet with politicians, they had already received your emails! Receiving your emails made them willing to sit down and talk and listen to us.
As a result of the work we have been doing together, we now have a bill that would allow people who’ve been the victim or witness of certain felonies to make reports to the police without being charged with prostitution. We are asking for a few felonies (extortion, robbery, coercion, sexual assault of a minor, and child pornography) to be added to the list of crimes in Senate Bill 21 that we could report without being prosecuted. Get on the mailing list to learn when it’s time to call and give public testimony!