STAND WITH MAGGIE'S AGAINST BILL C36.
This campaign has been endorsed by Belle Knox, Tasha Reign, Mia Isabella and Sarah Vandella:
"For too long, sex workers have been marginalized and deprived of basic human rights. We are entitled to equal representation under the law, safe work and conditions, and freedom of expression without censure. Most importantly, it must be recognized by society, religious and political institutions, and individuals that we are deserving of dignity and respect despite the taboo nature of our profession."
- Belle Knox, Porn Performer, Activist
(Belle Knox, belleknox.com)
Who We Are
Toronto is home to Maggie’s Sex Worker Action Project, a non-profit
organization that has spent years tirelessly fighting for the rights of
Workers across Canada. Maggie’s is run by and for current and former
sex workers and is founded on the belief that in order for sex workers
to improve their circumstances, sex workers must control their own lives
and destinies. Maggie’s mission is to provide crucial services in
education, advocacy, and support to assist sex workers to live and work
with safety and dignity.
"I am so proud to be a part of a cause that supports Sex Workers in a sex-positive
way! I hope my fans see how important our rights are and want to be a
part of this project! I know they will! Have fun with the goodies, and I
can't wait to make a video and go on a date with a lucky fan!"
- Tasha Reign, Porn Performer, Activist
(*Have a dinner date with Tasha Reign! Details below)
Why We Need You
Currently, Maggie’s is facing a budget crunch as we are already stretching our budget to maintain, expand and improve our vitally needed services, such
as our weekly Lounge drop-in for sex workers and our street outreach; We want to be able to meet the needs of all of our community members while expanding our outreach and creating opportunities to reach people who are in need of our supports and services. We are seeking to further develop our programming, improve accessibility and increase our reach. To do so, we are undergoing a process of re-orientation to
ensure our long-term sustainability, with our services reflecting the needs of
workers in our community, including street-based workers.
(Mia Isabella, mia-isabella.com)
"I am thrilled to do my part for a wonderful organization like Maggie's, representing Trans Sex Workers not only in America and Canada, but all over the world. It's a wonderful thing to be able to use my celebrity to raise funds and awareness -- and I look forward to meeting the generous donor who wins the dinner date with me! For far too long, Trans Sex Workers have been hiding in the shadows or the punch line of tasteless jokes. It's time for some positive changes."
- Mia Isabella, T-Girl Adult Entertainer, Trans Activist, mia-isabella.com
The Difference You Can Make
As a non-profit, Maggie’s relies on government funding and donor contributions to keep their services running and their resources stocked. From educative programming, safety training, counseling and a safe place to hang out with other sex-workers, Maggie’s is a multi-faceted organization that is also active within many forums to fight for the rights and safety of sex workers.We want to be able to hit the streets and expand our one-on-one work with our valued community members. Our members need supplies to ensure their health and safety, and our services to ensure that the supportive community is kept strong and our rights are continually being fought for.
Feminist porn, sex toys, workshops, OH MY!
What’s in it for you? Aside from good karma you have the chance to win some fabulous prizes from our community sponsors! Check out the full list below (and it’s constantly growing!)…
Our first round of PERKS include:
$30 – the June issue of the hottest new sex-positive, feminist digizine, FLURT mag in which Maggie’s is featured
$30 - Web membership to the T-Girl SuperStars' website, mia-isabella.com
$15 – One of three 1-month memberships to theartofblowjob.com
$40 - A special, signed DVD from Belle Knox!
$50 - A signed photographed of the lovely Belle Knox (limited to 8 - so get one NOW!)
$100 – One of two gift packages from Good For Her
$100 – One of three gift packages from Come As You Are
$150 - One of six pairs of Belle Knox's undergarments (sold on eBay for over $500)!
$150 - One of five pairs of Sarah Vandella panties!
$150 - One of five Tasha Reign swag bags! Including: a signed DVD, a Tasha t-shirt, a signed photo and Tasha sticker!
$150 – A ride on the world’s most powerful sex-toy, the Sybian! (must be located in Toronto)
$500 - Custom love from Tasha Reign -- grab one of three custom made videos 4U by the lovely Tasha Reign
$500 – Dinner with the Maggie’s Board and Staff in Toronto. Ever wanted to get the ear of the organization? Or just want to hang out with us? Here’s your chance to win a special dinner with select members of our board and staff!
$1000 – A Friend of Maggie’s. Your name engraved on a special plaque to be displayed at the Maggie’s office in recognition of your generous donation.
$1500 - One lucky fan and supporter will have the pleasure of a romantic evening with Tasha Reign on a dinner date (limited to one, must be in the LA area to claim this prize)!
$1500 - A Dream Date with Sarah Vandella! (limited to one, must be in the LA or Las Vegas area to claim this prize!)
$1500 - One lucky fan and supporter will have the pleasure of a romantic evening with Mia Isabella on a dinner date (limited to one, must be in the LA area to claim this prize)!
Donate to Maggie’s today for your chance to win some of the fabulous prizes listed above.
For media inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Maggie’s on twitter @MaggiesTO for campaign updates and shoutouts!
Maggie’s has been an advocate for Sex Workers Rights across
Canada while servicing the Toronto community since 1986… Help us continue to do
the vital work that we love to do.
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A Note on Anonymity...
Your privacy and anonymity is just as important to us as it is to you... Should you wish to maintain your anonymity while donating to our cause, simply select the 'Don't Display My Name' option as prompted by the IndieGogo site. Your name, credit card, address and contact information is strictly used to administer perks should you select one of our lovely donated prizes. All personal information is kept private in line with IndieGogo's privacy policies, and within the knowledge of Campaign workers. Your anonymity is safe with us!
*All Perks will be sent out following the and of the campaign, beginning on July 1st. You should receive your packages in the following weeks, depending on your location.