Partners and Supporters
Many organizations are working together to make the End Demand Illinois campaign a success. Our primary activities are:
- Policy development
- Survivor engagement
- Public awareness
- Community education
Each of these partners has unique expertise and has taken on work that is critical to the success of the campaign. Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) is the lead agency for the campaign and our partners are:
Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers: Coordinating survivor leadership to help persuade lawmakers to support EDI legislation.
Cook County Sheriff's Women's Justice Programs: Coordinating our survivor engagement committee to raise awareness about the campaign and bring the voices of survivors of the commercial sex trade to the forefront.
DePaul University College of Law's Schiller DuCanto and Fleck Family Law Center: Providing research on prostitution and trafficking in Illinois and evaluating the Cook County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Response Team.
Heartland Alliance: Leading End Demand Illinois' lobbying in the state capitol and providing legislative strategy support on EDI's policy committee.
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Serving as the campaign's fiscal agent, ICASA provides expertise on Illinois policy and legislative strategy.
Polaris Project: As a national anti-trafficking policy and advocacy organization, Polaris helps to lead our Policy Committee. Polaris provides research, legislative drafting, and policy consultation.
- The Voices and Faces Project: As an advocacy organization in the anti-rape movement, The Voices and Faces Project provides End Demand Illinois with invaluable survivor voices, as well as communications and outreach expertise.
Many organizations have joined the campaign's steering committee to provide invaluable guidance, advice, and community engagement for the campaign, and many members sit on EDI subcommittees. Find the full list of committee members here.
Many thanks to our campaign's generous supporters, including:
- NoVo Foundation
- Full Circle Family Foundation
- Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
- Lakshmi Foundation
- Doris & Howard Conant Fund for Women's Rights of Chicago Foundation for Women