Proposition 35, a new tough-on-trafficking measure, expands the definition of human trafficking and dramatically increases prison terms and fines for offenders. While everyone seems united against human trafficking, opponents of Prop. 35 argue that it’s a politically motivated initiative that will penalize sex workers and their families, rather than criminals who trade in human beings. Defenders of the proposition assert the need for increased penalties in order to deter traffickers and protect those most vulnerable from the threat of sex slavery.
Maxine Doogan, founder of Erotic Service Provider Legal, Educational and Research Project
Chris Kelly, former Facebook chief privacy officer, Silicon Valley attorney and philanthropist and founder of the Safer California Foundation