Sex work backers call for decriminalization Advocates also argue for legalizing cannabis during town

State Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-East Elmhurst), speaking to dozens of people last Thursday at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights on a town hall on legalizing cannabis and decriminalizing prostitution, said the goal is to make “all of our neighbors safe.”

She said drugs and sex have been “swept under the rug” in the community except for complaints that the activities don’t look good or from people who don’t want children to see them happening.