K, San Francisco, November 2008:
ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS RELATED TO
PROSTITUTION AND SEX WORKERS
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The National Lawyers Guild
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Endorses Proposition K
The National Lawyers Guild has been fighting for civil rights and
workers' rights since 1937 and we view this endorsement as part
of that struggle.
The laws as currently enforced make it harder to stop sex trafficking
and child prostitution. Prosecutions under the California Trafficking
Victims Protection Act would increase under this measure. With the
passage of Proposition K, victims of sex trafficking will find it
easier to come forward because they do not have to fear arrest or
deportation simply because they were engaged in illegal work. Those
who are victimized will have a chance for justice.
Proposition K would aid in establishing regulations for the industry,
and the application of health and safety standards.
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