The multi-billion dollar global sex trade is being increasingly powered by the internet, where classified advertising websites make buying vulnerable human beings for sex as easy as ordering a pizza. Many of those who are being bought and sold on these websites are sexually trafficked children and adults. That’s why amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, by passing The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, S.1693 (#SESTA), is so critical. It will close the legal loophole that allows exploiters to escape liability for knowingly facilitating trafficking, while sending a powerful message: exploitation is unacceptable, no matter where it occurs.
On January 11th, join us at “Disrupting Online Exploitation: Why Survivors are Standing Up for #SESTA,” a national briefing at the U.S. Capitol. The event will feature sexual exploitation survivor testimony, subject matter experts, and the debut of a new public service video, directed by Mary Mazzio (“I am Jane Doe”) and featuring Seth Meyers, Amy Schumer, and other allies supporting the survivor community in the fight for passage of #SESTA. Our briefing is being hosted in cooperation with Senator Rob Portman.
Disrupting Online Exploitation: Why Survivors are Standing Up for #SESTA - A National Briefing at the U.S. Capitol January 11, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Russell Senate Office Building SR-385
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