DID Executive Committee Action in Support of the Stop Violence in Sex Trades Act

In September, 2022, the DID Executive Committee, signed on to a letter to the NYS Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the Assembly in support of the Gottfried/Salazar bill to comprehensively decriminalize sex work and to provide criminal record relief for old convictions.

Comprehensive decriminalization is recognized by leading health and harm reduction organizations, scientists, and many sex worker led organizations as the best way to reduce violence and coercion in the sex trade, reduce STI transmission, to empower workers to organize for safer working conditions, and to reduce the violence that the carceral system inflicts on sex workers, massage workers, and survivors of trafficking.

Read the Coalition of Advocates Letter