February 21, 2018

Victory! FL House Declares Pornography a Public Health Risk

This is big news: the Florida House passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk. Rep. Ross Spano sponsored the resolution and fought hard for its passage. We are so grateful for his dedication to this mission and for his leadership.Sexual exploitation is a scourge on our society and carefully vetted research shows clearly how pornography fuels other forms of sexual exploitation. 

Please thank Rep. Spano on Twitter and Facebook for what he’s doing to defend dignity and promote the truth about the harms of pornography in our public discourse.  

Here are some suggested tweets:

Thank you, Rep. @RossSpano, for your leadership in working to protect women, men, and children from the harms of pornography! #PornHarms Click To Tweet

Thank you, Rep. @RossSpano, for your dedication and work in the Florida House to pass a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk. The research supports you and we support you. #PornHarms Click To Tweet

There are reams of peer-reviewed research on the harms of pornography to relationships, the brain, and physical, psychological, and emotional health. Our opponents in this fight have been working hard to debunk and discredit this valid research. 

But with equal vigor and determination, we will continue to work to promote the truth about pornography. You can learn more about these efforts and delve into the facts at PeopleNotPorn.com. We are so glad to have Rep. Ross Spano fighting on our side and making significant progress in the state of Florida! 

Dawn Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Hawkins is CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the leading organization exposing the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and child sexual abuse. Dawn’s energy, creativity and mobilization skills are deployed to build a world free from sexual violence, with freedom and human dignity for all.

Dawn is deeply committed to bipartisan political solutions at the federal and state level. Her issue expertise, visionary initiatives, and innovative strategy have led to groundbreaking change in the legislative arena and in multimillion-dollar corporate policies.

Dawn has been instrumental in re-imaging the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She has centered the need to address buyer demand for commercial sex, called out corporate entities facilitating exploitation through the annual Dirty Dozen List, fostered an international movement, and constantly: advocates for survivors. Her work has sparked change at Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, the Department of Defense, Instagram, TikTok, and other influential firms. Dawn has appeared on many television programs, including CNN, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the public health harms of pornography, curbing demand for sex trafficking, protecting children and families in our digital world, and more.

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