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YES ON PROPOSITION K: A HISTORICAL VOTE Speak out Nov 3rd

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Date:
Monday, November 03, 2008
Time:
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Press Conference
Organizer/Author:
Erotic Service Providers Union
Email:
Phone:
415-424-9428
Address:
Polk street between Grove and McAllister
Location Details:
Proponents of Proposition K will also hold a rally at noon on Monday, November 3 at Noon City Hall. Proponents will to pass out safety devices, condoms of which are used by law enforcement officials as evidence to make prostitution arrests.

YES ON PROPOSITION K: A HISTORICAL VOTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For More Information Contact:
Erotic Service Providers Union
415-424-9428
info [at] voteyesonpropk.com

When: Sunday November 3nd, Noon
Where: Polk street between Grove and McAllister



San Francisco, California 11.03.08
In 1913 The Red Light Abatement Act was enacted by the California Progressives, who wanted to get rid of prostitution. On the night of February 14, 1917, the police threw a circle of officers around the Barbary Coast. Potential customers were sent away and the prostitutes were ordered out. Eighty three brothels were closed and 1,073 women were put on the street. The unintended consequence of this was that prostitution moved into the streets, and thus it became harder to find and prosecute, and more dangerous for prostitutes.

Critics of this policy argued that closing the houses would merely spread prostitution around the city. Just as critics predicted, brothels were dispersed throughout the city and streetwalkers became a more prominent feature of the industry. 95 years later, opponents of Proposition K are arguing that San Francisco should make the same mistakes again. Their misguided attempts to stop prostitution will cause more harm to the public.

The District Attorney Kamala Harris asserts that she can’t arrest anyone for being a human trafficker if Proposition K passes. In fact she has yet to charge a single individual for this crime.

Passing Proposition K will actually free-up important resources to go after these higher priority crimes and will stop the police department from paying themselves time and half to make these arrests. Proposition K and free the real sex slaves, victimized sex workers who currently have no rights!

"Proposition K will improve worker and public safety by decriminalizing sex-for-hire work, Proposition K is fundamentally about extending basic human rights to all members of society regardless of their occupational status. It in no way prevents the enforcement of laws against human trafficking” said Proposition K proponent Maxine Doogan.

Find out more about Proposition K and other important issues facing San Francisco at voteyesonpropk.com

Proponents of Proposition K will also hold a rally at noon on Monday, November 3 at Noon City Hall. Proponents will to pass out safety devices, condoms of which are used by law enforcement officials as evidence to make prostitution arrests.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Nov 2, 2008 11:28AM
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