What do the theories of communism and legalizing prostitution have in common? They both appear to look good on paper, but not in practice. History tells us that communist regimes turn out to be oppressive. Likewise, history and data also show that legalizing prostitution continues to be oppressive to those who are being prostituted. Legal […]Read More
What’s Next Now that Prop 35 is Passed?
This message is for those who are dedicated to the anti-trafficking movement. Here are my reflections on the past year – the victory of Prop 35 and opposition – and the future of the anti-trafficking movement and California Against Slavery.Read More
Op-ed: Campaign 2012
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Proposition 35 California residents will soon have the unique opportunity to vote for a very important legislative initiative on Nov. 6 designed to curtail sexual predators and shine a bright light on the shadowy world of criminal traffickers. The goal of this “Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act” (known as […]Read More
Op-ed: Take a stand against human trafficking
Published: Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012 – 8:09 am Re “Citizens take the initiative” (Page A1, Sept. 10): Some people who oppose Proposition 35 contend that creating tougher laws against human trafficking, forced labor and sexual coercion belongs with the legislature. Daphne Phung of California Against Slavery and Chris Kelly of the Safer California Foundation were […]Read More
The Real Facts of Prop 35
This is the 150th year of the Emancipation Proclamation. Recently, I read what opponents of the Proclamation said back in 1862. They are quite interesting to read on this side of history. Some opponents argued: It didn’t free slaves in areas controlled by the Union; it would prolong the war by enraging the South even […]Read More
Helping You Make an Informed Choice
As a prosecutor who has spent over a decade fighting human trafficking, I’ve seen the terrible human toll of sex trafficking in California. Every day, women and children are forced to sell their bodies, on the streets and online, for the financial gain of human traffickers. I have helped to create and lead the first […]Read More
District Attorney Nancy O’Malley: Must pass Prop 35 this November
Your Turn: Must pass the CASE Act (Prop 35) to fight human trafficking in California by District Attorney Nancy O’Malley (Op-ed published in Contra Costa Times on June 30, 2012) In 2010, a 13-year-old girl from San Francisco came across the Bay Bridge to Oakland. She thought that she was visiting friends, but one of […]Read More
Father of trafficking survivor: Why California needs Prop 35.
As the world turns, there are many things to debate about: from the food that is grown for our tables, to the computers that run mega companies. But in the menagerie of things, a true cause has arisen: Proposition 35 (or Californians Against Sexual Exploitation or CASE Act). California needs Prop 35 to pass. It […]Read More
What I did this summer: Vote Yes on Prop 35!
Article by Elizabeth Chin, California Against Slavery Intern I founded a Free the Slaves chapter at my high school two years ago after watching a life-changing documentary about human trafficking. These past two years, our chapter has tried to raise money and awareness to help end slavery with our fair trade bracelet and cultural-talent show […]Read More
Prop 35: Join Our Fight against Human Trafficking
(This article was on the cover of the PORAC magazine in April 2012. Click here to see actual article.) By Chris Kelly, Founder of the Safer California Foundation & former Facebook Chief Privacy Officer. We share a dedication to public safety and to protecting the lives of those who are the most vulnerable in our […]Read More