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Advocacy & Research

It is quite clear through legislation such as SESTA/FOSTA connects pole dancers and SWer strippers even though not everyone agrees on that comparison. Read more about this here.

At the IPIA, we believe we are stronger together. By engaging all people who make a living or a part of their living through pole, we can provide legislative officials with information that can help them make common-sense laws that protect our community; not tear it down.

Advocacy supporting businesses and sex workers. We are currently evaluating avenues for advocacy that are appropriate for our industry to support and partner with.

Research opportunities for researchers doing work relevant to our industry. Got a relevant research project we can help with? Contact us.

Organizations We Have Donated To

As part of advocacy, we may financially support organizations that align with our mission and/or support our community and industry.

January 2021: Haymarket Pole Collective. Donation for being a part of advocacy webinar.

December 2020: Get Your Booty to the Poll PSA. This PSA featured pole dancers including several who participated in the Virtual PoleCon 2020 in a public service announcement to encourage voter turnout.

Advocacy in Action

Examples and details of advocacy issues including situation, actions taken and outcomes that IPIA has supported or led.

Advocacy in Action: Pleaser Shoes November 2020 Issue

Pleaser Shoes, established in 1993 and based in California USA, has long been the preferred brand of footwear (when footwear is worn) of all those who pole for work or for fun providing a variety of platform stiletto shoes and…

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