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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


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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 March 11, 2015 SB 1588 passed in the Senate Criminal Law Committee, 10-0-0.

End Demand Illinois' new legislative initiative would create an affirmative defense for people facing prostitution charges to refute charges resulting from human trafficking. SB 1588 also provides an...

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...

August 28, 2014
  EDI survivor sheds light on the importance of new law that targets johns and creates funding streams for specialized services for survivors   Yesterday, August 27, the Chicago Tribune printed a...
August 25, 2014
On August 21, Gov. Quinn signed PA 98-1013, formerly SB 3558, which will provide meaningful community based services for survivors while encouraging a more effective law enforcement response to the demand for sexual exploitation. The law is effective January 1, 2015. This is our End Demand...
July 30, 2014
The arrest and rearrest of prostituted people is a violation of their human rights, and End Demand Illinois is working to transform Illinois' response to prostitution and trafficking. Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation's End Demand Illinois campaign hosted a policy briefing to describe...
May 28, 2014

End Demand Illinois passes its 5th law in 5 years! Thank you, End Demand Illinois supporters, for advocating that survivors deserve meaningful choices and for standing up to the injustice of sexual exploitation...

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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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