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OPEN LETTER TO PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE REGARDING STRIPPER LICENSING

Jody Williams, Founder & Director ofSex Workers Anonymous www.sexworkersanonymous.com (702) 468-4529 Telephone December 11, 2015
Dear Sponsors of HB262:
I'm writing you as the founder of the modern day sex trafficking movement itself, as well as the founder of the first hotline for adults to call for help to leave the sex industry, and the 12 step program. You can verify this statement with news clips at www.hightechmadam.com. I also co-founded the Program for Female Offenders in Allentown, PA in 1989.
The so called “brothel” in the newspaper was in reality the first safe house for adults I'd put next to the police station for safety's sake. I had put a woman whose pimp had just broken her arm and nose in the warehouse so she'd be safe there. In the 1980's, prostitutes weren't admitted at domestic violence shelters so she had nowhere else safe to go. In retaliation, he reported us “operating a brothel”. We got it all sorted out and the movement was …