02/04/15 - 12:18am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska organization for sex workers is trying to raise money online to fund an advocate’s work lobbying lawmakers in Juneau.
Terra Burns is leading the campaign by the group, Community United for Safety and Protection, to raise at least $1,500 through crowdfunding website Tilt. As of Tuesday afternoon, the group had raised more than $900.
“It’s really been really hard for people in Alaska’s sex industry to have any voice at all because of stigma and criminalization,” Burns said.