LOS ANGELES — The Free Speech Coalition’s executive director, Eric Paul Leue, today penned a letter directed at the adult entertainment industry, focusing on the strength of community involvement and the results that can be achieved when a group is united.
Leue sent the following message to industry stakeholders as California voters decide on the direction of Proposition 60, which was decidedly opposed by the FSC:
Mahatma Ghandhi said, “The path is the goal.” Let this sink in as we await the outcome of Prop 60.
When I joined the Free Speech Coalition on Feb. 1, it was my vision to create an organization bigger than the sum of its parts.
We have walked many paths over the past 25 years, and will no doubt walk many more. Along each, moments of success, moments of defeat and moments like this: unified and powerful.
No matter the outcome tonight, we have already won. Together, we have built a movement, that exceeded anyone’s expectations.
We pushed forward, steadfast against prejudice, misconception and lies. We drew people’s attention to a megalomaniac willing to steal scarce prevention funding to push his own misguided agenda.
We united Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians. We amassed over 55 newspaper endorsements. We got public health and civil-rights organizations, politicians and celebrities to stand with us and reject Prop 60.
Every single one of your voices has made a difference.
As we look beyond Prop 60, don’t forget how powerful our voices are when we unite to fight for the well-being and safety of our rights, our workplace, our chosen family.
Be proud of what you’ve accomplished. And no matter what the outcome tonight, never give up.