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)
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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