LOS ANGELES — The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee today announced appointments of its 2016-17 board of directors, which include Ela Darling (president), Mickey Mod (vice-president), Venus Lux (treasurer), Verta (secretary) and Chanel Preston (chairperson).
“This is a brilliant and diverse group of performers, and their appointments to the APAC Board of Directors means new visions and new perspectives for APAC and our industry,” said Chanel Preston, outgoing APAC president. “I’ve been so honored to be a part of APAC’s direction for the past two years, and look forward to being involved as the incoming chairperson for the upcoming year.”
Incoming President Ela Darling emphasized the organization’s ongoing commitment to performer support, advocacy, and education.
“Over the past two years, APAC has made amazing progress on a very restricted budget, and I'm both honored and thrilled to continue to work on behalf of the workers in our great industry,” Darling said.
In the upcoming months, Darling will oversee the implementation of a peer-to-peer mentorship program that offers individualized support for performers, as well as a series of educational videos that highlight the nuances and demands of performing in the adult industry.
Darling also underscored that “APAC will continue the fight against Prop 60 until the very end.”
All board positions were elected by APAC members during a two-week online voting period in mid-August.
Members will take office during the first several weeks of September. Bios on each of the new board members can be found here.
APAC actively advocates to maintain and improve safety and working conditions in the adult film industry by giving adult performers organized representation in matters that affect their health, safety and community.
The organization holds meetings for its members on an every-other-month basis.