Leading performer group comes out swinging, tells Secretary of State “legalizing harassment is not a California value”
LOS ANGELES — The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) is harshly criticising an anti-performer ballot initiative that would allow private citizens to sue performers who work without condoms, and has joined with Californians Against Worker Harassment to OPPOSE the measure.
In a letter to Secretary of State Alex Padilla opposing the measure, APAC President Chanel Preston attacked the initiative as dangerous, and asks Californians to vote against the measure.
“Legalizing harassment,” she says, “is not a California value.”
Eric Paul Leue, Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition, and campaign manager for Californians Against Worker Harassment, the committee formed to oppose the measure, applauded APAC for its work.
“We’re proud to stand with APAC, AIDS Project LA, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the San Francisco Democrats, the California Republicans, and so many of the other advocates and organizations who have spoken out against this initiative. California is a leader in workers rights, protections for women and respect for LGBTQ communities. We once again call on Michael Weinstein to respect the performer community’s safety, and pull the initiative before anyone is hurt.”
Communications Director, Californians Against Worker Harassment
Contact information for organizations, including APAC, is available on request.