Thank you for your interest in participating in the community survey on policy changes to enhance rights and safety for people in the sex trade. My name is Emi Koyama and I am the Coordinatrix of the Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade, a network of community groups in Seattle/King County area.
This survey is intended for people who have engaged in sex trade in Seattle/King County/Washington State. By that, we mean anyone who has traded or exchanged sexual act or sexual service for money, food, place to sleep, drugs, or anything of value, regardless of choice, circumstances, and coercion (or combination thereof) that led to your involvement in the trade.
If the above description fits you, we invite you to participate in this community-based research. The goal of the survey is to document voices and experiences of people who engage in the sex trade in Seattle/King County/Washington State in order to influence public policy decisions that impact our diverse communities.
If you decide to take part in the survey, a member of our Coalition organization or partner will ask you a series of questions about how various policies have impacted your life. The survey consists of 23 narrative questions and an opportunity to select up to 3 policy priorities. The survey can take about 30 minutes or so, depending on how much you want to share.
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may skip any question you do not want to answer or withdraw from participation at any time. Whether you choose to participate or not will not affect any support you receive from Coalition member organizations or anyone else working with us on this project.
We exist to amplify the voices of people like you who are directly impacted by policies that are enacted in our City/County/State. After removing personally identifying information, your stories may be used in presentation, report, publication, or statements to demonstrate the real-life impact of policies and to push for better approaches that protect the rights and safety for people in the sex trade.
As a thank-you for participating in the survey, you will have an opportunity to receive a gift card for $50 after the survey is completed. To receive the compensation, you will need an "invitation code" which you can get by texting or leaving voicemail at (713) 364-4475 or emailing email@example.com or through our community partners.
Your responses to the survey is kept confidential, which means that no personally identifiable information will be shared outside of the project team. Any personally identifiable information will not be shared in any presentation, report, publication, or public statements.
If you have any concern or questions about this survey, please feel free to contact me, Emi Koyama at (713) 364-4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.