When Helping is Hurting: Prostitution

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2017

WHEN HELPING IS HURTING: PROSTITUTION

Westminster, CO : The criminalization of prostitution costs American taxpayers over $200 million annually and only exacerbates the problems faced by sex workers and society. Where prostitution is legal or decriminalized, there are lower rates of sex trafficking, sexually transmitted diseases, and abuse. Sarah “Daggers” Stewart will explain how her experiences have shown that government attempts to regulate and control personal sexual choices only create more harm, more social disruption, and more victims.

Stewart is a Libertarian and a sex worker activist. Her experience reporting to the CDC as part of a health initiative grant and working for a Drug Enforcement Agency Task force opened her eyes to a corrupt government and a broken system. Soon after joining the Libertarian Party and speaking out against the drug war, she became an advocate for sex workers. Sarah believes that, like the failed drug war, government attempts to control sexual activity only create more victims and waste taxpayer funds. Stewart hopes to educate and empower others to speak in favor of the decriminalization of prostitution.

Visit www.lpcolorado.org/2017convention to learn more about this presentation as well as many other exciting speakers and events.

The 2017 Libertarian Party of Colorado State Convention takes place March 24-26, 2017 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster Colorado, the home city of Party co-founder, the late David Nolan, and the birthplace of the Libertarian Party. Our line-up of speakers include Laura Ebke, Austin Petersen, Arvin Vohra, Steve Kerbel, Apollo Pazzel, David K. Williams, Ron Gowins, Sarah Stewart, Corey Fauconier, Caryn Ann Harlos and MORE, including a panel discussion on alternative voting methods such as Approval Voting and Ranked Choice Voting.

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