LOS ANGELES: ‘Yes on B’ Condoms in Porn Big Rig CARAVAN Hits the Southland Saturday! God Bless Michael Weinstein for His Work!!

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27 Oct 2012 ⋅ by in Advocacy, Condoms, Press Release0 Comments

TOMORROW, Saturday October 27th 8:45am to 11:30pm

70 foot, 18-wheel ‘Vote Yes on B’ big rig treks to Long Beach, Northridge, Canoga Park and West Hollywood (both Santa Monica Blvd. & Sunset Blvd) to promote L.A. County Ballot Measure B and safer sex in the adult film industry. TV NEWS DESKS: Go live at 10pm or 11pm from the Sunset Strip!

What:  ‘Vote Yes on B’ ALL DAY CARAVAN throughout the Southland—AHF’s ‘Yes on B’ 70 foot, 18-wheel big rig, a British double decker bus, multiple cars on awareness tour  for Measure B, the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act; advocates to hand out voter info and ONE MILLION free condoms through the election

When:  SATURDAY—October 27th       8:45am to 11:30pm

Where:  Multiple southern California locations throughout the day—see full schedule below

Who:    Darren James, Former adult film performer who became HIV-infected while working in the industry

Derrick Burts, Former adult film performer who became HIV-infected while working in the industry

Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director, Public Health Division, AHF & Ballot Measure Proponent

James Vellequette, Director, ‘Yes on B Tour’

B-Roll               70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Yes on B’ big-rig, British double decker ‘Yes on B’ bus, 30 safer sex and condom advocates handing out free condoms & Measure B info, TV News Desks—Go LIVE at 10pm or 11pm from the Sunset Strip, (big rig caravan and HIV testing van will be at 8410 Sunset Blvd from 7pm-11pm)

Contacts:

Ged Kenslea, AHF Communications, +1.323.791.5526 cell

James Vellequette, Director, ‘Yes on B’ Tour, +1.323.573.3005 cell

LOS ANGELES (October 26, 2012) AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) innovative ‘Vote Yes on B’ big rig tour—a groundbreaking two week pre-election tour of AHF’s specially-designed 70-foot long, 18 wheel ‘Vote Yes on B’ big rig truck will host an ALL DAY ‘Yes on B’ caravan Saturday, October 27th (8:45am to 11:30pm) traveling to Long Beach, Northridge, Canoga Park and West Hollywood (both Santa Monica Boulevard & Sunset Boulevard)—to promote L.A. County Ballot Measure B and safer sex in the adult film industry. The caravan will include a ‘Yes on B’ British double decker bus as well as numerous cars and more than 30 safer sex and condom advocates handing out free condoms & Measure B information along the way.

Over the past weeks, the ‘Yes on B’ big rig has been stopping in select cities, towns and events throughout Los Angles County urging Angelenos to vote ‘Yes’ on Measure B, formally known as the Los Angeles County Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act. The advocates plan to hand out voter information as well as one million condoms from now through the November 6th election.

SCHEDULE: ‘Vote Yes on B’ big rig Southland Caravan, Saturday, October 27, 2012

PART 1—LONG BEACH AREA

8:00am            Arrive at 6660 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood (AHF Worldwide offices)

8:45am            Depart 6660 Santa Monica Blvd for Long Beach

9:30am            Arrive at 2270 North Bellflower Blvd. (Target Store) LONG BEACH

10:00am          Leave 2270 North Bellflower Blvd.

10:15am          Arrive at 2nd Street for street outreach

11:00am          Travel from 2nd Street to Broadway

11:30am          Move from Broadway over to Downtown Long Beach

12:15pm         Depart from Downtown to loop back to Target Store

12:45pm          Depart for Northridge from Target, Long Beach

PART 2—NORTHRIDGE/CANOGA PARK AREA

2:00pm            Arrive at 9301 Tampa Avenue, NORTHRIDGE (Northridge Fashion Center)

3:00pm            Depart for Topanga Canyon Mall

3:30pm            Arrive at 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. CANOGA PARK (Topanga Canyon Mall)

4:30pm            Depart for AHF Worldwide 6660 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood

5:15pm            Arrive at AHF Worldwide, 6660 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood

PART 3—WEST HOLLYWOOD (Santa Monica Blvd and Sunset Strip)

6:00pm            Depart AHF Worldwide – Drive to Santa Monica Blvd and Robertson Blvd                WEST HOLLYWOOD – WALK from Robertson to La Cienega Blvd

6:45pm            Depart Santa Monica Blvd at La Cienega for 8410 Sunset Blvd

7:00pm            Arrive at 8410 Sunset Blvd.  West Hollywood, CA

7pm thru 11pm—Free HIV testing, distribution of Yes on B information and free condoms

TV News Desks:      Consider Going LIVE at 10pm or 11pm from the Sunset Strip

11:00pm          Return to 6660 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood (AHF Worldwide offices)

The ‘Vote Yes on B’ ballot measure, spearheaded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and members of FAIR (‘For Adult Industry Responsibility’), comes after as many as 22 HIV infections believed to be tied to the adult film industry were reported in two outbreaks in Los Angeles since 2004, and amidst thousands of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occurring annually among adult performers. The ballot measure also comes at a time when an outbreak of syphilis, a highly contagious, but curable STI, has roiled L.A.’s adult film industry and shut down the entire industry for several weeks earlier this summer.

Measure B is fairly straightforward in what it requires when voted into law November 6: 1) adult film producers must obtain public health permits from the County, 2) they must then follow all safety laws including condom use and availability on set, and 3) it allows for the collection permit fees to pay for enforcement, which would be spot enforcement. Ballot Measure B has been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), The California STD Controllers Association (CSTDA) and La Opinión, the largest Spanish language newspaper in the United States and second-most read paper in Los Angeles.

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