LOS ANGELES — The Courage Campaign, a network of 1.3 million California progressives, has taken an OPPOSE position on Proposition 60, a November ballot initiative that would give any resident of California the power to sue adult performers if a condom isn’t visible in an adult film.
The Courage Campaign is an independent, grassroots organization focused on economic justice, human rights, and corporate and political accountability.
“Prop 60 takes the complex regulation of a unique industry and locks it into a rigid structure that could only be adjusted by a subsequent initiative. It also puts the $9 billion adult film industry in the hands of one person — Michael Weinstein — the backer of this initiative. Performers, who often use screen names, could have their identities and addresses made public, a feature that invades privacy and could lead to harm from stalkers. Courage Campaign staff recommends our members to oppose the initiative.” writes the Courage Campaign.
“We’re glad the Courage Campaign saw Prop 60 for what it is,” says Eric Paul Leue, Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition. “Proposition 60 is a dangerous, misguided initiative that puts workers in the crosshairs in service of one man’s personal campaign. We ask that other progressives join the fight to defeat the anti-worker, anti-science Proposition 60.”
In addition to the Courage Campaign, Proposition 60 has been opposed by the California Democratic Party, the California Republican Party, the California Libertarian Party, the San Francisco Democratic Party, the Los Angeles Democratic Party, the San Francisco Young Democrats, the Los Angeles Young Democrats, the Harvey Milk Democratic Club, the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, Sen. Mark Leno, Equality California, San Francisco Medical Society, AIDS Project LA, SF AIDS Foundation, the LA LGBT Center, the Transgender Law Center, and the performer group APAC, and many, many others.
Over the past month, five of California’s largest papers have also asked voters to Vote No on 60.