FSC Expands 2257 Fundraising Drive

Rhett Pardon
CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition has announced its second round of fundraising efforts to pay for expenses associated with its legal challenge to revisions to U.S.C. 18 § 2257, the federal labeling and record-keeping requirements.

The initial 2257 fundraising effort, which began before the FSC filed its original complaint in U.S. District Court in Denver in June, succeeded in reaching the target goal of $200,000.

In the latest round, the FSC has set a goal of raising $250,000 by the end of January.

FSC board chair and attorney Jeffrey Douglas said the Free Speech Coalition hired attorneys “who brought the United States government to its knees.” Those attorneys include Louis Sirkin, Paul Cambria, Arthur Schwartz, Jennifer Kinsley, Roger Wilcox, Michael Gross, Gregory Piccionelli and David Fisher.

“Although we are still awaiting the judge’s ruling on our motion for a preliminary injunction, the effort of our attorneys has prevented the enforcement of regulations hostile to, and inconsistent with, the business models of adult companies doing hundreds of millions of dollars annually,” Douglas said.

“If the industry had been obliged to pay for this effort separately, rather than through the collective efforts of the Free Speech Coalition, hundreds of thousands more dollars would have been spent,” he said. “Not only was the work done with remarkable efficiency, but each of these attorneys discounted their hourly rate to support the cause.”

Donations can be made through the FSC site and by mail, FSC, P.O. Box 10480, Canoga Park, CA, 91309. Donation also can be made by phone at (818) 348-9373.