Yes on Prop. K Rally Nov. 3, 2008

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YES ON PROPOSITION K: A HISTORICAL VOTE

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
as well as the workers.

The District Attorney Kamala Harris asserts that she can¹t 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!
Passing Proposition K will change the fact that sex workers make up 65% of
the victims sexual assault cases in San Francisco, according to District
Attorney Kamala Harris
.

“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
but will in fact make sex industry full partners in stopping
crime.² said Proposition K proponent Maxine Doogan.

Find out more about Proposition K and other important issues facing San
Francisco
  as 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. And at the Get Out the  Vote.

Maxine

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