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Tell Oregon to to vote NO on HB 4082!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Call to action|

HB 4082 in Oregon is a bill that seeks to expand crime of promoting prostitution (ORS 167.012) to include receiving goods, services or other things of value derived from prostitution activity in certain circumstances.Oregon's HB 4082 would expand the definition of sex trafficking with overly broad, vague language, putting consensual, adult sex workers and those who help them [...]

Four Things to Do to Help Pass HB 1614

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Call to action|Tags: , , , |

Four Things to Do to Help Pass HB 1614 Email the members of the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee  and urge them to support HB 1614. A template email and all the members’ emails are found in the SWOP-USA Advocacy Google Drive.   Email Representative J.R. Hoell and ask him to withdraw [...]

SWOP-USA Calls for Dialogue following Introduction of New Hampshire House Bills Addressing Sex Work Criminalization

By |2017-01-25T05:19:05+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , |

This week, the New Hampshire legislature will open discussion on two bills related to changing the criminalization sex work in the state. The first bill, HB1614 introduced by Manchester Representative Elizabeth Edwards, seeks to “legalizes consensual sex between consenting adults and makes any solicitation of sexual  contact involving a person under 18 years of age or [...]

Help Defend the Amnesty Decision!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

On August 11 2015, a crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed at Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting (ICM). Delegates voted in favor of harm reduction practices as the best way to protect the human rights of sex workers. Before the vote took place, sex worker advocacy groups [...]

Call for Applications – Join Our Team!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:06+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

SWOP-USA is seeking motivated and engaged individuals to contribute to our National sex worker activist network. We are currently looking to expand our Board of Directors, as well as add new Chapter Liaisons to our team. If you are interested in contributing to building a stronger sex worker advocacy network in the US, please visit the links below [...]

Who Does SWOP Serve?

By |2015-08-04T01:10:15+00:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SWOP-USA is an umbrella organization that offers support, mentorship, and fiscal sponsorship to local SWOP Chapters across North America. SWOP-USA is comprised of a small team of dedicated volunteer activists, which makes up the Board of Directors. Our budget is modest (we accrued $54,000 in 2014 in donations, grants, merch, and special events), the bulk of [...]

Letter to Amnesty International – Vote for Decriminalization!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Steven Hawkins, Salil Shetty, and A.I. Local Group Leaders, In light of the upcoming International Council Meeting, we at the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA would like to express our support for votes in favor of the proposed resolution for decriminalization and the policies in defense of sex workers rights. As a national grassroots social [...]

Thank You Letter to Backpage

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Backpage.com LLC PO Box 192307 Dallas, TX 75219 USA July 19th, 2015 Dear Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey, On behalf of the Sex Worker’s Outreach Project, the Board of Directors of SWOP USA along with Local Chapter Representatives, we would like to express appreciation for your determination and commitment to preserving the ‘Adult’ area on your [...]

Hawaii – Sex assault charges against 16 massage parlor workers dismissed

By |2015-05-28T17:13:21+00:00May 28th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

We are very pleased to announce that the 16 sex workers who were arrest in Honolulu during a prostitution sting have had their charges of "sexual assault" dropped. SWOP-USA teamed up with local groups to address the charges, and as a result of a strong response and media attention to the issue, the charges have been dropped. Still the [...]

Portland – Sex Worker Art Exhibition & $PREAD Book Release Party!

By |2017-01-25T05:19:07+00:00May 24th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

We're thrilled to share that SWOP-PDX will be hosting $PREAD The Love, an art show this summer that will showcase the creative works of local sex workers, as well as a history of activism in the Sex Worker Rights Movement. The show kicks off on June 4th, doubling as a book release party for the new $PREAD Anthology. To [...]

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