Help Stop Condoms Being Used Evidence!

Please join me in supporting Tom Ammiano’s bill which states that possession of condom(s) shall not be used as evidence of soliciting or engaging in prostitution.

Whether or not you agree that prostitution should be legal, the problem this bill addresses is that that there is a prevalent belief among sex workers that carrying condoms will get you arrested.  For those that have never been arrested I can assure you it is no fun, and it is not surprising that many sex workers carry an insufficient number of condoms, or none at all, as a direct result of this fear.  This poses an obvious public health issue for both the sex workers and their clients.

Please help support this bill by writing/faxing to the people below (Yes fax! Use a service like interfax.net if you no longer have one)

Here is a fact sheet on the issue:
AB 336 – Fact Sheet – Condoms As Evidence (1)

Here is a template support letter thanks to St. James Infirmary:
AB 336 – template support – ACOPS (1)

Here is the list of people to send it to BY TUESDAY APRIL 23rd!

Committee Members District Office & Contact Information
Tom Ammiano (Chair) Dem – 17 Contact Assembly Member Tom Ammiano

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 3146, Sacramento, CA 94249-0017; (916) 319-2017  Fax: (916) 319-2117

Melissa A. Melendez (Vice Chair) Rep – 67 Contact Assembly Member Melissa A. Melendez

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 4009, Sacramento, CA 94249-0067; (916) 319-2067 Fax (916) 319-2167

Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Dem – 59 Contact Assembly Member Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer, Sr.

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 5144, Sacramento, CA 94249-0059; (916) 319-2059 Fax: (916) 319-2159

Holly J. Mitchell Dem – 54 Contact Assembly Member Holly J. Mitchell

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 2163, Sacramento, CA 94249-0054; (916) 319-2054 Fax: (916) 319-2154

Bill Quirk Dem – 20 Contact Assembly Member Bill Quirk

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 2175, Sacramento, CA 94249-0020; (916) 319-2020 Fax: (916) 319-2120

Nancy Skinner Dem – 15 Contact Assembly Member Nancy Skinner

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 3160, Sacramento, CA 94249-0015; (916) 319-2015  Fax: (916) 319-2115

Marie Waldron Rep – 75 Contact Assembly Member Marie Waldron

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 5128, Sacramento, CA 94249-0075; (916) 319-2075 Fax (916) 319-2175

 

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