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May 19, 2015

Thank you, End Demand Illinois supporters, for standing with survivors and helping prevent unfair prostitution convictions.

Yesterday, May 18th, the Illinois House unanimously passed SB 1588, with a vote of 103-0-0!

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May 06, 2015


The power of our collective voice was felt in City Hall.

Alderman Ed Burke's ordinance - which would allow nudity in strip clubs that serve alcohol- was not called for a vote because it didn't have enough votes.

This...

May 06, 2015

URGENT! Tell Chicago Aldermen to VOTE NO on Ald. Burke's Proposal

Alderman Burke may be trying to get around public notice requirements and use a rare tactic to get his strip club ordinance passed today.
 

Please call each...

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...

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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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