You might wonder why, since I am no longer an active performer, am I concerned about Prop60? Well, the fact of the matter is that since my husband and I work in set design on adult movies, Prop 60, if it passes, WILL affect us, our work and our income. It makes us liable and could affect us personally and place us in danger. Prop 60 will affect our friends, many of which we regard as family, and their livelihood. Prop 60 will put our friends, colleagues, their families and their neighbors in harms way. It will affect not only the performers, but the people who work on the movies as crew, the people who work in the companies, the people and businesses who work with those companies… and, should these people and companies choose to move away from their homes in Los Angeles, it will affect our local businesses and communities, including misappropriation of government funds that should be going to much more important issues, like healthcare and education.
All this being said, Prop 60 is way more corrupt than it seems. It has NOTHING to do with safety in the workplace, as they would have you believe with their wording on the ballot. It has to do with one man’s greed, his power, his lies. Prop 60 affects everyone in California, because this proposition passing will not only affect the adult industry and the product we provide (worldwide), but it will also affect you, the California taxpayer, because you will be supporting this man – Michael Weinstein – by paying the salary of his self appointed job which is basically watching adult movies in search of violations so that he can sue the people in the movies if he finds violations of the “laws” he has written into the proposition. So yes, in short, you will be paying a man an exorbitant salary to watch porn, harass, humiliate and endanger adult performers and everyone involved in production.
If that isn’t enough, he has written in the proposition that ANY Californian who watches a movie/scene and finds a “violation” can then be a ‘whistleblower’ and SUE the performers, directors, companies, crewmembers (etc) that were involved in the production of the movie. Meaning civilians will be able to have access to our personal information – names, addresses and so on – in order to sue us and PROFIT. It will become a witch hunt. It will be dangerous. Fans, stalkers, haters, organizations with agendas or even just people looking to make money will be able to show up on our doorsteps!
The ONLY institution in support of Prop 60 is Michael Weinstein himself. He claims to be for performer safety in the workplace, yet has never once spoken to ANYONE in the adult industry and refuses all invitations and attempts to do so. Instead he slut-shames and claims the adult industry is a health threat to society. He seeks to destroy the industry testing protocols currently in place which would then make our workplace less safe. He spends millions of AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) donation money attacking the adult industry. Money that should be spent helping and educating people.
All this information I have written about is just the tip of the iceberg on what will happen if this proposition passes.
Adult performers ALL oppose Prop 60. All major newspapers, organizations and institutions oppose Prop 60. Doctors, educators and Civil Rights Organizations oppose Prop 60. The Republican Party, the Democratic Party and the Libertarian Party ALL oppose Prop 60.
Prop 60 is harassment. Prop 60 is unconstitutional. It’s a violation of privacy. Prop 60 is dangerous. Prop 60 is NOT about performer safety. Please, when you vote this November, Vote NO on Prop 60.
Please watch the attached videos by my dear friend Julia Ann. Share it with anyone and everyone. Don’t let this horrible, corrupt, power-hungry man push this absurd proposition through. #NoProp60
For more info, please visit www.stop60.com and www.dontharassca.com.
In addition, below are a few excellent links to some articles you should read:
Salon – Sex, Lies & Videotape: Californians will be voting on whether to require porn actors to wear condoms – Why?
The Advocate – Suing Pornstars Will Not Lead To Less HIV
The Hollywood Reporter – Porn Workers Take to the Streets to Protest condom Measure “It’s Harassment”
Jezebel.com – Hundreds Protest Proposed California Law Requiring the Use of Condoms in Porn
HIV Plus Magazine – 10 Worst Offenses of AIDS Healthcare Foundations Michael Weinstein
Dailykos.com – No On California Proposition 60 Part 2; Now it’s Personal!