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The Truth About Bob Clegg

After I made my original report about how Bob Clegg was paid to lobby against a bill to increase penalties for those who pay to rape children, I was attacked by his supporters on Facebook. That didn’t surprise me.

A Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking Responds to Bob Clegg

Last week, I wrote about Bob Clegg’s work for “Decriminalize Sex Work”, an organization that paid him to lobby against HB 201, a bill that would have provided increased penalties to people who pay to rape children. He and his partner received $48,000 from this organization for lobbying on their behalf for 2019.

Jasmine Marino

Sex Work is Not “Work”

On May 7 the Union Leader published a Reuters article on their back page with the catchy title “Streetwalkers to Sweet Talkers” outlining the dilemma Chile’s prostitutes face under Covid-19 now that they cannot engage in the “intimate” aspect of their trade. As a survivor of the sexual and physical trauma of prostitution, it makes …

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Op-Ed: Chinese Virus Increases Vulnerability for Prostitution

In a stealth move the Vermont House of Representatives passed a proposal to “establish a study committee” to study decriminalization of prostitution without a public hearing. The vote on HB 568 was 126-19.  The bill is a precursor to HB 5659 which repeals all prohibitions on prostitution, including pimps, brothel keepers, facilitators, and buyers. This …

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N.H. House and Senate Convene January 8; Votes Expected On Trafficking Bill and Marijuana Commercialization

N.H. House and Senate Convene January 8; Votes Expected On Trafficking Bill and Marijuana Commercialization State House action resumes on Wednesday, January 8, when the House and Senate convene for their first sessions of 2020. Here are Cornerstone action alerts on two bills held over from 2019. Please call or email your legislators today! This is …

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Women’s March Bemoans Shutdown of Prostitution and Child Sex-Trafficking Site

Backpagecom CEO Carl Ferrer has rolled on his cofounders and executives admitting that he, “conspired with other Backpage principals … to find ways to knowingly facilitate the state-law prostitution crimes being committed by Backpage’s customers.”  The site is charged with money laundering, prostitution, sex trafficking and child sex trafficking. The Women’s March official response to shutting down …

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