Petition to Donald Trump, Department of Justice, U.S. Senate, California State Senate, Washington State Senate
A woman's right to choose, legalize prostitution this will lower rapes & violent crime.
The only way to stop sex trafficking and lower the amount of rapes and violent crime in the United States is to legalize it. We average 116,000 rapes per year, Canada only 500 per year and Mexico 12,000 per year. Both places it is legal and regulated. Why hasn't the USA jumped on board yet? This will also stop the spread of diseases if the sex workers are required to get checked, and get rid of pimps altogether,hopefully! Do you really want the government regulating the internet? This is the only way to stop it. I know they will make so much money from taxing it alone it might put our country out of debt. Who am I to say a man in his 70's who recently lost his wife to cancer has to go out and find a new girlfriend in order to have sex? Why doesn't he have the right to have sex anymore for the rest of his life because it should be his choice and the choice of the person he is having sex with not the governments choice! Do you think they would regulate the internet if it was legal? Probably NOT. A woman's right to chose what she wants with her body means she can sell it if she pleases.
Petition to Patty Murray, Jay Inslee, Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo
Prostitution should not be labelled a sex offense in any US state.
As it stands the misdemeanor charge of Prostitution is labelled a sexual offense and in some states women have to register as a sex offender. This bars them from employment, housing and so many other things. In 90% of these cases the women were victims of trafficking or some were even forced into prostitution at a young age. We need to change this.
Petition to Windermere Community Realty
Shut down "Tush Lingerie Modeling" on 105th and Sandy in Parkrose
"Tush Lingerie Modeling" (4826 NE 105th Ave.) opened on 105th in-between Sandy and Wygant last weekend. The "lingerie shop" sits on an official "safe routes to schools route". Please sign this petition to shut down this business so that we can keep Parkrose kids safe on their way to school and encourage Sandy Blvd to be a more family friendly destination. This petition is to be presented to Windemere Community Realty.
Petition to Washington State House, Washington State Senate
Legalize Prostitution in Washington State
As a huge proponent of women's health, I believe prostitution should be legalized (under strict government regulation) to make sex workers feel safer when doing their jobs. As it stands right now, sex workers are subject to extremely unsafe working conditions. If prostitution were legalized, brothels would be required under law to pay for monthly STD testing and clients would be required to wear condoms. Also, if all sex work took place in legally-run brothels, assault and rape cases would decrease dramatically. Workers would feel comfortable turning to law enforcement if these regulations were to be breached because they would no longer be considered criminals themselves. Pros of Legalizing/Decriminalizing Prostitution in Washington State: - Reduce violence against women: Based on a study of San Francisco prostitutes, it was estimated that 82% percent of U.S. prostitutes say they have experienced assault while on the job. 68% have been raped while working (National Library of Medicine). These numbers could be drastically decreased if prostitution was legal because women would feel much safer turning to law enforcement for help. ONLY allowing sex work to take place in brothels would improve safety significantly. - Make sex workers healthier: The state would require men to use condoms during sessions and require employers (aka pimps) to pay for monthly STD testing. Criminalizing prostitution makes women less likely to practice safe sex. - Victimless crime: “Sex work can be a victimless crime if women sell their bodies of their own volition” (Business Insider). - Source of tax revenue: If brothels were legalized, they would be required to pay state taxes. - Frees up law enforcement services: Arguably, law enforcement officials spend too much time going after sex workers when they could be out preventing more serious crimes. The government should stay out of personal affairs if both adults are consenting. - Labor rights: As prostitution is an illegal profession, workers do not receive any labor rights/benefits, including minimum wage and the guarantee of a safe work environment. - Not going away any time soon: It’s the world’s oldest profession! People don’t stop wanting sex just because it’s illegal. Note: Ideally, both the sale and purchase of sex within the confines of a legally-run brothel would be totally legalized. Street prostitution, however, is a different matter. Washington state should criminalize the purchase of street prostitution, but should decriminalize sellers.