Our staff brings a breadth and depth of political and technical expertise to the cause of decriminalizing prostitution — and sex work generally — in the United States

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Kaytlin Bailey’s political organizing across the country has included targeted letter writing, voter persuasion, GOTV, and fundraising for progressive causes like Planned Parenthood. Most recently, she’s been a writer and standup comic in New York City, sometimes traveling the country talking about her experience as a sex worker. 

GENERAL COUNSEL / RHODE ISLAND COORDINATOR

Melissa Sontag Broudo, JD, MPH, was co-director of the SOAR Institute in New York City, a group advocating for the rights of sex workers. Before that, she was a senior staff attorney at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center for 7 years and has been advocating for sex-workers’ rights and harm reduction for over 15 years.

OUTREACH DIRECTOR / NEW HAMPSHIRE COORDINATOR

Crystal DeBoise, LCSW, has been a therapist and social worker in New York City for over 15 years. She has held directorships at the SOAR Institute and the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, and she started the Human Trafficking Program at the New York Association for New Americans.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Molly Fonseca lives in Austin and has spent her professional life supporting small and large nonprofit organizations of local and national scope including the American Cancer Society, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County, and various associations with Austin chapters.

 

POLITICAL DIRECTOR

Rob Kampia co-founded and ran the Marijuana Policy Project for 23 years (from 1995 to 2017), serving as the architect of half of the medical-marijuana and legalization laws in 32 and 9 states, respectively. He splits his time between Austin and Washington, D.C.

IT DIRECTOR

Michael Kirshner co-founded the Marijuana Policy Project in 1995. Since 2004 he has been a consultant and served as a volunteer board member of the Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative.

PROJECT ASSISTANT

Frances Steele has conducted legal research for Arch City Defenders and served as Assistant Global Farms Coordinator at the International Institute in St. Louis. She is dedicated to policy work in restorative justice, labor migration, and reproductive rights.