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April 29, 2015
  Thank you, End Demand Illinois supporters, for helping prevent unfair prostitution convictions for survivors.  

Today, April 28, the House Judiciary Criminal Committee unanimously passed SB 1588 after hearing testimony from EDI partner and survivor leader, Janell Wheeler and CAASE Policy...

April 28, 2015

Help Create an Affirmative Defense for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Please Make Quick Calls to These Illinois Representatives TODAY!

What's Happening?

End Demand Illinois' legislation (SB 1588) creates an affirmative defense...

April 16, 2015
Your calls made a difference! Thank you, End Demand Illinois supporters, for helping prevent unfair prostitution convictions for survivors.   On April 15, the Senate unanimously passed SB 1588, with a vote of 55-0-0, following brief debate from the bill's chief sponsor, Senator John Mulroe...
April 14, 2015

What's Happening?
End Demand Illinois' legislation (SB 1588) creates an affirmative defense for people charged with prostitution, allowing them to prove that they engaged in prostitution as a result of human trafficking as defined by state law. SB 1588 would also create a...

March 19, 2015

SB 1588 received bipartisan support  after survivor testimony   The power of survivors' stories can move people to action, and that's exactly what happened in the Senate Criminal Law Committee hearing last week.   On March 11, Janell Wheeler, a member of Visible Voices (a program...
March 12, 2015
Thank you, End Demand Illinois supporters, for helping give a defense for survivors of human trafficking.    Today, March 11, the Senate Criminal Law Committee passed SB 1588 with a unanimous vote, without debate, after hearing testimony from EDI partner and survivor leader, Janell Wheeler....
March 10, 2015


Help Create A Defense for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Please make quick calls to these Illinois Senators TODAY    
 

What's Happening?
The Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee is considering SB 1588, which...

March 05, 2015

SB 1588 creates an affirmative defense for people charged with prostitution, allowing them to prove that they engaged in prostitution as a result of human trafficking.  SB 1588 would also create a procedure for courts to follow if the defendant is concerned about the safety of raising the...

February 09, 2015

UPDATE: On April 15, 2015 SB 1588 passed in the Senate, 55-0-0.
 

End Demand Illinois' new legislative initiative SB 1588 creates an affirmative defense for people charged with prostitution, allowing them to prove that they engaged in prostitution as a result of human trafficking...

October 29, 2014

Join Advocacy Letter to the Associated Press

**Deadline Date: October 31, 2PM Eastern Standard Time**

Dear Friends and Allies,  

CAASE is raising awareness about an online campaign by supporters of the...

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The End Demand Illinois campaign is shifting law enforcement's attention to sex traffickers and people who buy sex, while proposing a network of support for survivors of the sex trade.

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