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9th Annual “Celebrate Free Speech Lobbying Days”
Scheduled for April 24 & 25, 2006


April 18, 2006 – Representatives from the adult entertainment industry will visit California’s State Capital for the 9th year in a row next week, as part of Celebrate Free Speech Lobbying Days (CFSLD), a Free Speech Coalition-organized initiative that has become a model of mutually beneficial cooperation between government and industry.

This year, approximately 35 people, representing a diverse mix of industry and free speech perspectives, will attend the two-day training and political action event, which culminates Tuesday with a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol. Among the luminaries in attendance will be veteran adult performer and long-time activist Nina Hartley, Joy King, corporate executive, and Jessica Drake, performer, both from Wicked Pictures, adult star and former gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey, Gil Sperlein from Titan Media, Dave Cummings, retired military and now an adult performer, Taliesin the Bard, veteran performer and Nancy Buermeyer of The Raben Group, FSC’s Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist. In addition, academics Dr. Marty Klein, author and sex therapist, and Dr. Dave Hall, sex educator and researcher, will also be among the group of citizen lobbyists.

“We are especially thrilled that Nancy Buermeyer will be attending CFSLD this year,” said FSC Executive Director Michelle L. Freridge. “We hope that she will be impressed with FSC’s accomplishments and advocacy tactics in Sacramento over the years, and that we will be able to emulate and build on those achievements in Washington D.C. as well as in statehouses throughout the nation.”

In addition to a slew of all-day lobbying events, FSC is also sponsoring its annual Legislative Reception, titled Mardi Gras Mood and featuring local Dixieland band, the K Street Ramblers, to be held on Monday evening, April 24, at a local Sacramento restaurant. It’s a chance for legislators to meet adult industry professionals, First Amendment attorneys and other FSC members.

Special thanks to Legislative Affairs Director Kat Sunlove, for her hard work organizing CFSLD, and to her associate Layne Winklebleck for helping make this event an annual success.

Free Speech Coalition is the trade organization of the adult entertainment industry. Its mission is to safeguard the industry from oppressive governmental regulation and to promote good business practices within the industry.

 
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