This will turn a lot of potential supports off. The CTC defends ALLEGED pedophiles. They aren't sex offenders in terms of the law until they're convicted, and everyone has a right to a legal defense. If the defendant loses, he/she is on the hook the for the legal expenses. It works the same way if you have private professional liability insurance, which teachers need in this day and age. I had a colleague who was falsely accused of sexual assault. If the union hadn't provided an attorney he would have been in trouble. What he didn't know (and I didn't know), is that you don't have to get that extremely necessary protection from the union. You can buy professional liability insurance at a lower cost than union dues. That's what I do as a teacher. That way, I don't have to join the union for that protection. So please, don't use this kind of strategy. It's BS, and a lot of potential supports will see that.
I completely agree. When I see that "Sexxx Education" with the triple x's on the homepage I'm completely turned off. I wish I had the word to describe it. It's certainly cheesy. It's cheap and childish. Don't use strategies like that. The people on the left in this state are highly educated. They'll see that and not take this organization seriously. I can barely take this organization seriously because of that. It's also a lie. It's not pornography, even if it's about sex and you disagree with it. Potential supporters on the left will see right through that. Get rid of that stuff and make it more serious. Respect your supporters' intelligence. Otherwise, they won't respect you.