Woodhull Participates in Day of Action in Albany, NY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 27, 2023 — Washington, DC
Albany, NY – April 26, 2023. Woodhull Freedom Foundation joined allies from fifteen organizations for Immunity NY’s Day of Action Against Gender-Based Violence yesterday. Supporting S4266A/A5288A, a bill that would establish a task force on missing women who are black, indigenous, and people of color, and another, S1966, that would establish immunity from prosecution for individuals engaging in prostitution who are themselves victims or witnesses of a crime, the ask was simple. Vote “YES” for these bills and help prevent gender-based violence and reduce harm.
Woodhull’s COO, Mandy Salley, who attended the event, said, “I’m thrilled to be here with so many organizations working to prevent gender-based violence. Sexual freedom includes the freedom to live without fear of violence, and these two bills will help us toward a world where sexual freedom is a fully realized human right.”
Other participants included Decriminalize Sex Work, SOAR Institute & the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Institute, all organizations that Woodhull has worked closely with on various projects. Woodhull has also written letters of support for immunity bills currently making their way through Rhode Island’s state house. These immunity bills are a positive first step in reducing violence against sex workers and another step on the path to full sex work decriminalization.
Those living in NY are urged to call their Representatives and ask them to support S1966 & S4266A/A5288A. Senators can be found using this link.
Established in February 2003, The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to education and public advocacy supporting sexual freedom as a fundamental human right. Our work builds on the affirmations of individual rights contained in the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.