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Sixtoedkitties is a New York sex worker now living in Colorado. Here’s what she says about a New York law passed last week and spearheaded by the Sex Workers Project. This new legislation amends New York State Criminal Procedure Law:
“Take a look at this article by the Feminist Majority Foundation. What’s missing? Oh right, WE ARE… Both major grassroots sex workers rights organizations in NYC, SWOP-NYC and SWANK, not only officially supported the legislation but worked to get it passed. I was a member of both organizations at the time. One thing we did was to write a memo of support to legislators that was not only deeply personal to some of us but also well-researched and broadly applicable. Some of us also contacted our legislators personally… Some people don’t realize, I think, that there are people involved in the sex workers rights movement in the US who have experienced force, fraud, or coercion in relation to the sex industry.”
Read a summary of New York State Assembly Bill A7670/S4429 here. Survivors of trafficking can now remove past convictions of prostitution from their records.