Press Release: Where Do the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Sexual Exploitation?

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Releases a Survey


Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) released the 2016 Presidential Candidates Survey on Sexual Exploitation today, in an effort to gauge the positions and sentiments of presidential candidates from both parties regarding the multi-faceted spectrum of sexual harm.

“America needs a president who will take a stand against sexual exploitation,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE. “This survey asks presidential candidates about their opinions on subjects like human trafficking, the enforcement of existing federal obscenity laws, and websites like that profiteer by advertising the selling of sex. NCOSE believes that these are important issues to prioritize in any presidential election because every individual has a right to freedom from exploitation, objectification, and sexual violence.”

To learn more about the 2016 Presidential Candidates Survey on Sexual Exploitation, and to take action by asking your favorite candidate to announce their position on these issues, visit:

If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Haley Halverson at (202) 393-7245 or [email protected]

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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