- Gary Ackerman, NY state congressman
- United States of America
Strippers have very difficult, hard lives. They feel degraded by their work. But they have no choice, and little or no education. Their only choice is to do this. But do the managers and stip clubs take care of them? Not at all. Do they have a contract? Few do. They receive unwanted sexual attention and are forced to put up with sick-minded men touching them, although they must keep at a distance. They need rights. They need people to help them find better jobs. They are not animals, they are people too. People who had mostly terrible, abusive families that did not care about them. They get little money, and often have children at home that need to eat. They have little rights recognized or enforced by the law. Please help these achieve the American dream, go to college. Because this is not what they really want.