Our neighbors to the North in Alaska are contending with the same approach to sex-trafficking that we are seeing here in WA. A group of sex workers called CUSP has been working to speak out and take action against sex-trafficking bills that conflate sex work with sex trafficking, and which even result in sex workers being charged with “trafficking” themselves. You can read about the issues CUSP is addressing here, on their website. 

SWOP-Seattle stands with sex workers in Alaska, and calls for the state to address issues of poverty, police violence, discrimination, and homelessness as a means of reducing abuse, rather than using the police to try and “eradicate” prostitution.

Watch "More Harm than Good: Sex Trafficking Law in Anchorage, Alaska"

Watch “More Harm than Good: Sex Trafficking Law in Anchorage, Alaska”