One Battle Won

I have been working with lawmakers and policy influencers for decades. I have fought alongside some of the kindest, most generous, and most altruistic people the world has to offer. The battle for the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not...

Pimping Distinction

There are those who would have you believe that there is a clear and distinct separation between prostitution and sex trafficking. They are "pimping distinction."Prostitution, they say, is an autonomous and contractural agreement between two consenting adults that involves payment for sex.Simple, a choice, right? What...

SESTA and Survivors

Trafficking survivors support SESTA. The main goal of SESTA is to give trafficking survivors recourse against the online facilitators of sex trafficking. #LetUsSurvive is the most recent example of language being highjacked to push an opposite agenda. They do so in the name of human...

Listen To Survivors

Listen to survivors There are those in New Hampshire who would fully decriminalize prostitution. This would be disastrous, as it has been in other countries.Any government that wants to promote gender equality and prevent sexual exploitation cannot claim to fulfill these goals if it legally sanctions...

3 Ways Lawmakers Get Stuck

Do lawmakers get stuck? How, you ask? Stuck in Process In New Hampshire, we have somewhat of a volunteer legislature. More the way the founders intended than what the federal government lawmakers look like, in structure and compensation. The rules and process is a good way to...

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looks can be deceiving. Yesterday, I attended hearings in my state's Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. It was surreal. I felt like it was a dystopian fiction. How were we talking about killing babies? When the people who kill these little people for...