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FSC Responds to Comments Made on Latest Developments with Measure B

Friday, December 07, 2012 Text size: 

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Board Chair and attorney Jeffrey Douglas has responded to comments in a recent Los Angeles Times article titled, “Condoms in porn measure won by 14-point margin, final tally says.” In the article, Los Angeles County spokesperson David Sommers is quoted as saying that Measure B will “become effective on December 14.”

To avoid confusion, it should be made clear that the ordinance will become effective on Dec 14, due to the counting of votes having been finalized. However, L.A. County is still without regulations or infrastructure in order to implement enforcement of the new “safer sex” ordinance.

“Despite contrary information disseminated through the media [by AHF/parties opposed to the interests of the adult industry], the mandatory barrier protection initiative, Measure B, cannot be enforced until a regulatory system is created by multiple County agencies,” said Douglas.

“That is to say, no one could comply with Measure B today, no matter how much they wanted to. There cannot be any liability pursuant to Measure B for producers who continue to record images in Los Angeles County under normal circumstances until such time as the regulations are in place,” Douglas added.

The article states that development of an enforcement strategy may take a “considerable” amount of time.

Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association for the U.S., was founded in 1991. Its mission is to protect and promote the well-being of adult industry businesses and industry members.
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Nomination Period for FSC Board of Directors Election Now Open

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Text size: 

Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association, has opened nominations for its 2013 Board of Directors election. There are nine board positions up for election, out of 13 board seats.

You must be an FSC member to make a nomination. Active FSC members should have received an email form that allows them to nominate candidates for election (sent through Zoomerang-Survey Monkey survey service). Any member making a nomination must supply contact information for each candidate.

Candidates must be active FSC members. The nomination form can be found at this link.

Nominations will be accepted through December 11th, and candidates will be announced mid-December. The election will take place the second half of December.

“This is a great opportunity for members that would like to become more involved with the FSC to either be nominated, or vote in the upcoming election,” FSC CEO Diane Duke said. “Especially now, we need the support of all our members to help choose board members that will offer their insight in some of the challenges the industry faces – including Measure B, retail zoning restrictions, performer health and safety and patent trolls.”

For more information about the election process or to join FSC, contact (818) 348-9373, or diane@freespeechcoalition.com.

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FSC Response to Los Angeles County Supervisor on Passage of Measure B

Friday, November 09, 2012 Text size: 

County Board of Supervisors

Room 358, Hall of Administration,

500 West Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors,

I write to you on behalf of the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult product and entertainment industry’s trade association. With the passage of Measure B, put on the ballot and funded solely by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), FSC has a number of concerns with the law, its potential implementation and the ramifications  not only for the adult industry but also for Los Angeles County residents.

The law, as passed, is untenable for adult production. Besides the obvious excessive costs of compliance, FSC and the industry have a number of concerns with the law itself.  In reviewing the ordinance, numerous Constitutional  issues arise as well as the question of jurisdiction. We believe that the law is not only unconstitutional  on the grounds of forced expression, but also falls within the jurisdiction  of the state of California rather than local government. Therefore, we will file suit and challenge this intolerable  law in court.

There are several other problems, of course, including the definitional vagueness, enforcement conundrums  and the development  of an implementation  process. We ask that the County Board of Supervisors suspend the implementation of the law until the courts have rendered their decision on the aforementioned  issues. Furthermore, as the County moves to develop an implementation plan, we ask that FSC, the industry’s trade association, be given a seat at the table.

Finally, our industry has been approached,  with open arms and tax incentives, to move our adult production  to communities that welcome adult production as a vital industry and a positive economic force. In the upcoming weeks and months, we will provide a road map for adult production to move its over a billion dollar industry and its accompanying  10,000 jobs to these welcoming communities.

Evaluating  the County’s best interest in this matter, we trust that you will consider all of the foregoing legal and practical problems. Please let us know how we may facilitate a discussion and provide additional  information concerning this critical matter.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

Diane Duke

Chief Executive Officer

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Discussion of Measure B to be Held at Tomorrow’s FSC Summit

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 Text size: 

Passage of Measure B on the Los Angeles County ballot has prompted Free Speech Coalition (FSC) to schedule a discussion of the latest developments at tomorrow’s FSC Summit, to be held at the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, CA.

In addition to the day-long program of Summit seminars, Measure B will be highlighted at a special session from noon-1:30pm.

“Coming off of the momentum of the campaign, we must press forward and come together pro-actively, to decide the next steps for adult industry,” FSC CEO Diane Duke said. “We strongly encourage all industry members in Los Angeles to attend the Summit tomorrow, if only for the special seminar on Measure B. This is a great opportunity for discussion and unity as we move to confront this challenge.”

Attendance for the Summit is free-of-charge, due to the generosity of our sponsors. Industry members can go to the FSC Summit webpage to register for the show online. On-site registration opens at 9am on Thursday.

Other topics slated for Summit program include World Markets, Sex & Politics, Diversification, the Legal Hot Seat and “If I Knew Then, What I Know Now.”

Immediately following the day’s sessions, the FSC Awards will be presented at a gala cocktail reception, to be held in the Stone Rose Lounge at the Sofitel.

For more information on the FSC Summit, please visit the event webpage, or contact FSC at (818) 348-9373.

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No on Government Waste Committee Takes Next Steps in Wake of Measure B Passage

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 Text size: 

Measure B Approval by Voters Ushers in Start of Lengthy Litigation and Implementation Process

In the wake of Measure B’s passage by Los Angeles County voters, the No on Government Waste Committee, a broad coalition of business, entertainment, healthcare, minority and community organizations, announced an effort to stop its implementation through the courts, as well as urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to delay implementation pending litigation resolution.

“After being heavily outspent by a well-financed AIDS Healthcare Foundation which poured millions of dollars into passing Measure B, the adult film industry will not just stand by and let it destroy our business,” said Diane Duke, CEO for the Free Speech Coalition, the trade group representing the adult products and entertainment industry. “While the misinformation and outright distortions made by AHF during this campaign may have deceived voters, we believe in the calm, serious deliberations of the legal system we will find that Measure B is in fact unconstitutional.”

In a letter sent to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the adult film industry outlined its move to challenge Measure B in court, as well as asked for a seat at the table as the county considers how to implement provisions of Measure B.

The industry also announced its intent to begin exploring the entreaties made by neighboring states in facilitating the move of production jobs out of Los Angeles County as quickly as possible.

“While the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has tried to portray any move of jobs outside of LA County as unrealistic, the hard truth of the matter is that is exactly what this industry plans on doing now,” said James Lee, communications director for the No on Government Waste Committee. “The inevitable consequences of Measure B’s passage and AHF’s short-sightedness will be a significant loss of jobs and tax dollars flowing to local governments to fund police, fire protection and public health services.”

According to the No on Government Waste Committee, the campaign was outspent heavily by the Yes on B side, with all of the support coming from a single entity — the AIDS Healthcare Foundation — which waged a relentless two-year campaign attacking the adult film industry to impose a costly and unenforceable government inspection, permitting and enforcement system.

No on Government Waste Committee

The Committee is comprised of entertainment companies, local business organizations, community activists, adult entertainment performers and healthcare advocates who oppose Measure B’s plan for creating an underfunded government inspection program diverting badly needed resources from local community clinics and underserved minority communities. For more information, please visit the campaign website.

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No On Government Waste Committee Condems Last Minute Negative Robocalls By Yes On B As ‘Futile Last Gasp’

Monday, November 05, 2012 Text size: 

Barrage of Attack Calls to Voters Indicative of Voter Sentiment Swinging Against Measure B

In a decidedly negative and nasty turn in the campaign being waged on behalf of Measure B, the so-called “Safer Sex” initiative on the Los Angeles County ballot, the No on Government Waste Committee condemned a slew of robocall attack ads being unleashed by the Yes on B campaign this past weekend in response to an effective new television and radio campaign launched by the No on Measure B campaign that has swayed voters against the job-killing and tax-dollar hungry measure.

“Our recently launched television and radio ads are having a significant impact in informing voters of what a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars Measure B is and the devastating impact it will have in chasing away 10,000 entertainment industry production jobs out of the county,” said James Lee, communications director for the No on Government Waste Committee. “In response the Yes on B campaign and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have launched a terribly cynical round of robocalls designed to scare voters into believing they and their families are all at risk from some sort of Larry Flynt boogeyman.”

The robocalls warn voters that adult film companies don’t care about voter health and implies broad-based support from state health organizations when in fact only two such organizations have endorsed Measure B in comparison to virtually every newspaper in the county, almost every chamber of commerce and business organization, ethnic and minority community groups, healthcare service providers and major political parties who have all urged a no vote against Measure B, according to the No on Government Waste Committee.

“The irony of AHF and Yes on B warning voters about who cares about their interests would humorous if it wasn’t so serious when you consider that AHF has already been cited by L.A. County auditors for overbilling taxpayers $1.7 million and is now foisting Measure B on taxpayers which is going to stick them with the bill to hire government inspectors to watch porn sets all day,” Lee said. “Voters are going to see through this charade and recognize the enormous cost to them at a time when L.A. County is threatened by budget cuts because of the recession and state budget crisis.”

The No on Government Waste Committee launched its ad campaign with a new television ad describing the increased costs to taxpayers and potential for deep cuts in county services such as fire and police protection and public health services should Measure B pass. It also released companion radio ads aimed at refuting the Yes on B’s misinformation about the lack of infections in the adult film community.

News media wishing to obtain a copy of the ad for use in coverage, can obtain downloads at Vimeo.

Measure B, funded and placed on the ballot by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, would require the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to license and permit adult movie productions in the county and require performers to wear condoms and create an unworkable system of on-set inspections and enforcement by county personnel. The county estimates initial start-up costs for the program to be in excess of $300,000, but acknowledges that regardless of the level of compliance by the adult film industry, there would be significant cost to the Department of Public Health.

According to the California Dept. of Public Health, from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2011, there were 6,447 new cases of HIV reported in Los Angeles County, but only two were adult performers who did not contract the disease on-set. Since 2004, there have been no documented cases of HIV transmission on an adult entertainment set.  In fact, with the industry’s strict testing protocols – requiring testing at least every 14 and 28 days for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis – adult performers are the most tested workforce in the nation.

No on Government Waste Committee

The Committee is comprised of entertainment companies, local business organizations, community activists, adult entertainment performers and healthcare advocates who oppose Measure B’s plan for creating an underfunded government inspection program diverting badly needed resources from local community clinics and underserved minority communities. For more information, please visit the campaign website.

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No On Government Waste Committee Denounces Last Minute STD Study By Yes On B Campaign As ‘Desperation Tactics’

Thursday, November 01, 2012 Text size: 

Poor Data Analysis Does Not Accurately Reflect Lack of STDs in Adult Film Industry

In another sign of how desperate the proponents of Measure B, the so-called “Safer Sex” initiative, have become, a purportedly “new” study of sexually transmitted disease data was released today which was quickly denounced by the No on Government Waste Committee as a rehash of old 2010 data previously released and discredited in a desperate attempt to win back voters already committed to voting no against the ill-conceived ballot initiative.

“This study uses old data gathered in 2010 whose previous work was discredited by noted epidemiologist Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer who noted how poorly the data used by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation was collected and analyzed,” said James Lee, communications director for the No on Government Waste Committee. “It’s a cynical attempt at a last-ditch effort to influence voters who have already decided to vote against Measure B due in large part to the overwhelming endorsements of newspapers, political parties, business groups, healthcare organizations and community advocates.”

The study in question which ran in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, purports to have reviewed the disease status of 168 “performers” from a Los Angeles-clinic treating them in 2010. Although the name of the clinic was not disclosed, Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, which was closed after a flurry of frivolous lawsuits by AHF, was the industry supported clinic treating performers at the time, according to the No on Government Waste Committee.

The Committee noted that AIM treated not only performers, but any citizen who wished to be tested for STDs. It is these additional patient loads of non-performers, or people wishing to perform in the industry, but were not allowed to after testing positive, that were previously included in research work conducted by Dr. Peter R. Kerndt, who also participated in this study, demonstrating the erroneous nature of data analysis.

“AHF knows for a fact that its original argument for Measure B, to prevent HIV infection, has fallen flat on its face after we have demonstrated that no performer has contracted HIV on-set since 2004 so now it has shifted the attack to focus on STDs by using faulty data analysis to try and make Measure B more palatable to voters,” Lee said. “It won’t work because voters are now well acquainted with the desperate campaign tactics of Michael Weinstein and vitriolic hyperbole of AHF.”

The STD Journal study is not a scientifically valid survey sample since there is no representative control baseline sample, nor any differentiation on how the sample was culled, or the prevalence of STD rates for all patients seeking treatment at the clinic in question as a whole, Lee said.

“This study is akin to someone standing outside of a coffee house and asking people coming out with coffee if they like coffee and then ascribing that small survey sample to the entire population of a city,” Lee added. “It’s noteworthy that in a previous study by Dr. Kerndt that was analyzed in 2011 by Dr. Mayer, it was found to be not only ‘inaccurate, but also misleading and inflammatory toward the risk of contracting an STD in the adult film industry.’”

Measure B, funded and placed on the ballot by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, would require the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to license and permit adult movie productions in the county and require performers to wear condoms and create an unworkable system of on-set inspections and enforcement by county personnel. The county estimates initial start-up costs for the program to be in excess of $300,000, but acknowledges that regardless of the level of compliance by the adult film industry, there would be significant cost to the Department of Public Health.

According to the California Dept. of Public Health, from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2011, there were 6,447 new cases of HIV reported in Los Angeles County, but only two were adult performers who did not contract the disease on-set. Since 2004, there have been no documented cases of HIV transmission on an adult entertainment set.  In fact, with the industry’s strict testing protocols – requiring testing at least every 14 and 28 days for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis – adult performers are the most tested workforce in the nation.

No on Government Waste Committee

The Committee is comprised of entertainment companies, local business organizations, community activists, adult entertainment performers and healthcare advocates who oppose Measure B’s plan for creating an underfunded government inspection program diverting badly needed resources from local community clinics and underserved minority communities. For more information, please visit the campaign website.

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No On Government Waste Committee Calls AIDS Healthcare Foundation Campaign Claims Baseless And Laughable

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Text size: 

AHF Has Long Record of Billing Improprieties Affecting Taxpayers

The No On Government Waste Committee, a broad coalition of healthcare, business, entertainment and community groups, responded forcefully to allegations by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation regarding a single contribution coming from Manwin USA, the U.S.-based subsidiary of a global entertainment firm, by calling the charge “baseless” and “idiotic” and a shallow attempt to divert attention from the overwhelming community support building against Measure B, the so-called “Safer Sex” initiative on the Nov. 6th ballot.

“Once again, AHF has ably demonstrated they have no idea what they are talking about with this ridiculous allegation. They are so clueless, they even filed their complaint with the wrong government agency,” said James Lee, communications director for the No on Government Waste Committee. “They know the polling as well as we do as voter sentiment throughout the county has turned against them and against Measure B and now they are trying desperately to do anything to save what is arguably the dumbest initiative ever to make a ballot.”

In the beginning of the campaign, a clerical error resulted in a contribution being misidentified as coming from Froytal Services LTD, when in fact it came from Manwin, USA, a U.S.-based firm registered in Delaware, RI. The error was corrected and all campaign disclosures were updated, said Lee. Federal and state election law clearly allows for contributions from overseas corporate entities so long as it comes from a subsidiary based and registered in the U.S. As an example, both the Romney and Obama presidential campaigns and related Super PACS have taken in hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions from U.S.-based subsidiaries of foreign companies.

“The irony in AHF citing a campaign violation when it has willfully violated disclosure requirements in not telling voters that former porn actors Darren James and Derrick James were both paid by Yes on B for their endorsements is almost laughable, if it wasn’t so serious,” Lee said. “It’s even more pathetic when you consider how AHF has conducted its bookkeeping operations in its own business at the expense of taxpayers.”

The No on Government Waste Committee revealed government audits which showed a long pattern of double-billing and over-charging by AHF that potentially cost taxpayers millions of dollars, including:

  • August 16, 2012 audit by the Los Angeles County Department of Auditor-Controller showed that AHF overbilled the Department of Public Health by $1.7 million for contracts worth $8.5 million from January 2008 to March 2009. The audit also found about $20,000 in undocumented and unallowable expenditures. The Auditor-Controller has asked AHF to determine the amount of overbilling for subsequent years;
  • Two separate audits by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration on February 16, 2010, and August 29, 2006, showed AHF billed Medicaid for pharmaceutical drugs that were not purchased or dispensed to patients. The 2010 audit showed Medicaid overpaid AHF by $8,117.42 and the 2006 audit showed the overpayment was $73,595.80. The agency also fined AHF $3,435.22 in 2010 and $5,000 in 2006;
  • In a June 3, 2010, examination by the California Department of Managed Care of 59 claims paid by AHF, auditors found problems with AHF’s accounting and billing practices that resulted in AHF underpaying claims submitted to them for medical services provided to policyholders of Positive Healthcare, AHF’s privately-owned insurance plan; and
  • In May 13, 2005, the Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller found AHF was double-billing L.A. County and Medi-Cal for the same patients receiving hospice service at the Carl Bean House over an eight-month period from March 2004 through December 2004. AHF kept $348,000 in overpayments and refused to repay it to the county and argued that it had been double-billing since 1992 and were entitled to the additional funds due to the low-reimbursement rate from Medi-Cal.

“AHF has a long history of shoddy bookkeeping that has costs taxpayers and with Measure B it has once again put forth another taxpayer-funded debacle. For a non-profit organization that receives the bulk of its funding from taxpayer-supported Medicare and Medicaid insurance payments, the question should be at the top of every regulator and elected official’s mind ‘Just what the heck is AHF doing with scarce taxpayer dollars?’” Lee said. “If nothing else comes out of this election, a thorough investigation of AHF’s books, especially its use of potential taxpayer dollars to fund political activity, should be at the top of every investigators to-do list.”

Measure B, funded and placed on the ballot by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, would require the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to license and permit adult movie productions in the county and require performers to wear condoms and create an unworkable system of on-set inspections and enforcement by county personnel. The county estimates initial start-up costs for the program to be in excess of $300,000, but acknowledges that regardless of the level of compliance by the adult film industry, there would be significant cost to the Department of Public Health.

According to the California Dept. of Public Health, from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2011, there were 6,447 new cases of HIV reported in Los Angeles County, but only two were adult performers who did not contract the disease on-set. Since 2004, there have been no documented cases of HIV transmission on an adult entertainment set.  In fact, with the industry’s strict testing protocols – requiring testing at least every 14 and 28 days for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis – adult performers are the most tested workforce in the nation.

No on Government Waste Committee

The Committee is comprised of entertainment companies, local business organizations, community activists, adult entertainment performers and healthcare advocates who oppose Measure B’s plan for creating an underfunded government inspection program diverting badly needed resources from local community clinics and underserved minority communities. For more information, please visit the campaign website.

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Heaven & Hell Party to Support ‘NO on Measure B’

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Text size: 
 
(l to r) Chi Chi, Eric Swiss, Riley Reid, Anikka Albrite, Will Ryder, and J.J. Hollyberry, who plays Blutarsky in ‘Not Animal House XXX’
 
   

Costumed members of the porn industry turned out by the hundreds Saturday night at the annual Heaven & Hell Porn Bash in Hollywood thrown by XPlay’s Jeff Mullen and Scott David, and Danny B. Many industry members attended to support the ‘No on Measure B’ campaign – Los Angeles’ condom ballot measure, which allows government to creep closer into your lives by regulating the type of entertainment you watch in your bedroom.

On a warm, breezeless night, the costume bash expanded to over 1,000 people by 11pm at adjacent clubs Roxbury & Hemingway’s. The industry had their own sexy private VIP room, packed with scantily clad porn stars who drank and danced the night away. 

“The goal of the party was to have a great time celebrating Halloween – and to raise cash and awareness for the industry’s efforts on behalf of ‘no on government waste,’ which will help purchase the final television and radio spots encouraging people to vote no on measure B,” stated multi-award winning director Mullen.

Measure B is an ill-conceived effort to require mandatory condom usage on adult film sets, but instead will destroy the nation’s most advanced testing program and replace it with a government program that will cost taxpayers money for “condom police.”  If you believe our government should not waste taxpayer’s money attempting to regulate what has been a safe adult movie industry, please vote no on Measure B.

If Measure B is not defeated, it will have a tremendously negative effect on the adult film industry; the gala event raised much-needed money for advertising before the general election on Nov. 6. But more money is quickly needed. If you wish to make a private donation to No on Measure B, please visit the website.Any amount will help.

“Measure B is much more than a condom vote, which most in our own adult movie industry don’t realize – it really has to do with who is going to control the decisions affecting the adult film making industry,” stated Scott David of XPlay Media.

The Halloween bash has been widely known as the porn party-of-the-year and was sponsored by The Screaming O®, HotMovies, Adam & Eve Pictures, Uncle Don’s Exotic Interludes, XPlay, Adult Biz Law, Free Speech Coalition and All Media Play. The gala also was the official celebration of the parody movie “Not Animal House XXX,” from Adam & Eve Pictures and XPlay. Many members of the cast were in attendance including Britney Amber who played ‘Babs’.

“This is always such a fun night seeing friends and having a few drinks with all these sexy ladies and cute guys,” the blond superstar said over the pulsating music.    

The evening was packed with gorgeous ladies as it was co-hosted by the top talent agencies including OC Modeling, LA Direct Models, Adult Talent Managers LA, Spiegler Girls, Type 9 Models, Foxxx Modeling and Matrix Models – girls from every agency were spotted in the packed party. 

Superstar Sunny Lane even came out from her self-imposed sabbatical from the porn industry, to hit the red carpet as she returns to the industry full-force. 

“I don’t ever want to miss one of these XPlay parties so I decided to put on a costume and come out and have some fun,” said Lane.

Ron Jeremy acted as the master of ceremonies but rarely got far away from the red carpet photo area as he was mobbed by photographers and cute new starlets looking to pose with him for some risqué photos. 

“Are you kidding me? I’ve been coming to Heaven & Hell for ten years now and I always have a great time with my friends and these cute new girls. Somebody has to teach them what goes where and why,” said Jeremy, who was there promoting his Ron de Jeremy rum.

“We had to tell Ronnie that the photo area was not a bedroom,” joked director Will Ryder.

Spooky party hostess Mia Gold experienced her first really big porn party and raved about it.

“This was so much fun and I had an amazing time with all of these beautiful people and it was so much better than I anticipated.”

Award-winning actor James Bartholet echoed the sentiment, “Another fabulous night filled with colorful language and sexy girls.”

(Media release and photo courtesy of XPlay)

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Businesses in San Fernando Valley to Throw Fundraiser for NO on Measure B

Monday, October 29, 2012 Text size: 

The owners of Reseda Flowers and banquet hall Venetian Palace, and other businesses located in the San Fernando have graciously volunteered to throw a fundraiser benefiting the NO on Measure B campaign.

The event is scheduled for 5-9pm on Thursday, Nov 1, at the Venetian Palace, located at 6740 Corbin Ave., Reseda, CA, 91335. There will be food and non-alcoholic beverages served, as well as entertainment provided by a psychic reader and a DJ. The fundraiser welcomes adult industry members and the public; donations will be taken at the event. FSC’s Duke and Vivid Entertainment’s Marci Hirsch will attend, and other adult industry members are encouraged to attend.

“Carmen [owner of Reseda Flowers] and the owners of Venetian Palace reached out to us and they want to do this fundraiser for the NO on Measure B campaign,” FSC CEO Diane Duke said. “It’s proof that the people of the San Fernando Valley do support the adult industry and see us as an important part of the community. Also, the event organizers say that they don’t like Measure B or intrusion by government into people’s personal choices, when it comes to sexuality and adult entertainment.

“Once voters understand that the adult industry has a successful testing program, people can see that Measure B is unnecessary,” Duke added. “L.A. County has real issues to deal with, like the economy and creating jobs. Local officials should be focused on providing services and resources for small, local businesses that need them, among many other issues.”

FSC also would like to remind industry members to be good neighbors and support local businesses like Reseda Flowers and the Venetian Palace. By supporting our local communities, we give back to friends and fans of the adult industry. Save the date – Thursday night will be a lot of fun!

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