Pacific Green Party of Oregon endorses campaign to decriminalize sex work, supporting HB 3088 which repeals crimes of prostitution
The Green Movement stands on the principles of non-violence and social justice, and from this perspective, Pacific Greens recognize that sex work without legal protections can enable violence against workers and patrons, as well as maximizing harm and interfering in adults' sexual decisions.
Criminalization of sex work denies the workers, and the clients, the basic protections afforded other workers and consumers, and makes it more difficult to protect vulnerable minors .
“We understand some engaged in sex work are there as a result of abuse and exploitation,” said PGP media contact Charles Newlin. “Lifting the veil of secrecy that criminalization imposes can make a huge difference for the well being of those in the business. No one should be forced into sex work, and for those working, the work should be dignified with basic legal and safety protections.”
For more information contact Charles Newlin, Email: [email protected]