Human Trafficking in DuPont Circle at 1215 Connecticut Avenue NW

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Trafficking happens here in Dupont Circle (Sign the petition)
Hello Everyone,
I hope you're having a great weekend. I just wanted to let you know that we have a unique opportunity as a community group to help close a Dupont Circle brothel that has been trafficking Asian women. As we seek to leverage our power as grassroots organization to advocate, signing the petition DC SMS-member Dan Brook created (see below) is a tangible way we can make a difference in our community. At the bottom of the petition, you can see signatures from people all over the U.S. who are united with us in this mission. Please take 15 seconds to sign - I just did!

Danielle WipperfurthLead OrganizerDC Stop Modern Slavery

Hi All:

DC SMS has posted its first ever petition on change.org telling
a prominent DC businessman, Jerry Schaeffer, to stop leasing his Dupont Circle
property to Spa Sky, an Asian massage parlor at 1215 Connecticut Avenue NW,
which has recently been confirmed by law enforcement to be a front for an
illegal brothel.  As many of you
already know Asian massage parlors are very often thinly veiled fronts for
commercial brothels and have been known to traffic women through a system of
debt bondage.  Also, as emphasized
at our last meetup by Jeanette Manning of the DC Attorney General's Office, getting
landlords to stop leasing to these brothels is a crucial strategy in
permanently closing them down. 

So, if you can
spare just a minute, please let Mr. Schaeffer know that we as community members
will not tolerate landlords profiting indirectly from these illegitimate

To sign on to the petition go to:



Also, if
you have any questions about the petition or the case, please email me at


Thank you!


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