PROTEST RALLY: Say NO to Amnesty International's decriminalization of
pimps and johns
Tell Amnesty International decriminalizing prostitution harms victims and protects pimps and johns!
ACTION: Rally at Amnesty International 2014 Conference
WHEN: Friday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 151 W. Adams St.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
WHO: Join Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, and CAASE
Amnesty International is meeting in Chicago this week.
On their agenda: Voting on a policy that the purchase of sex should be decriminalized, supposedly as a way to protect the lives of those who are bought for sex, but in reality decriminalizing prostitution does nothing to change the power dynamic between the men who buy sex and the (mostly very desperate) women and girls who are purchased.
The better way to empower those exploited in prostitution: make the criminal justice system focus its resources on deterring and punishing the pimps and “johns” whose sexual and financial profits are the root cause of all prostitution and sex trafficking.
Join CAASE, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, and others at a rally outside the conference to urge Amnesty International members to VOTE NO on decriminalizing the purchase of sex. Human rights organizations should stand with people who are being abused—NOT the pimps and customers of sex.
Make a Call:
Call Amnesty International's local offices and tell them to
VOTE NO on the decriminalization of pimps and johns.
Washington D.C.: 202-544-0200
New York: 212-807-8400
1. Amnesty International’s mission is to fight injustice and promote human rights:
purchasing sex is not a “human right”
deterring men from treating women as objects for sale is not an “injustice”
2. Most people who are purchased in the sex trade are there because they have no other options for survival. They should not be prosecuted, but the men who sexually benefit from their desperate circumstances should be.
3. Men who buy sex are the root cause of all prostitution. Without “johns” there would be no prostitution or sex trafficking.