LOS ANGELES — Camming sensation and sex worker advocate Ginger Banks has produced a heartfelt video message for Senator Bernie Sanders, entitled, “Message to Bernie Sanders from Sex Workers,” opposing the FOSTA/SESTA bills he supported.
According to Banks, both bills — the House version known as FOSTA, which stands for Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, and its Senate companion, Stop Enabling Sex-Trafficking Act (SESTA) — were met with bipartisan support in Congress. On Feb. 27, the House passed FOSTA with a final vote of 388-25. The Senate followed by passing SESTA by an overwhelming 97-2 margin.
Recently, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has borne the brunt of criticism for the passage, after he voted in favor of the measure.
Banks, who not only was a vocal Sanders supporter, but also actively canvassed for him during the election, was surprised and disappointed by the Vermont Senator’s support of the bill. In response, the 27-year-old Banks made a Twitter plea for sex workers to contribute to a video message to the senator — and dozens responded.
“I hope this video can help Bernie Sanders, and anyone else who watches it,” Banks explains, “see that sex workers are just people trying to provide for themselves and their families.”
The video may be seen here.
Banks encourages viewers to tweet it tagging Senator Sanders @SenSanders.