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FSC Opens Nominations for Board of Directors

October 20, 2006 – Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has opened nominations for its 2007 Board of Directors election and invites all FSC members to submit names as nominees for the positions. Five incumbents will be automatically in the list of nominees, plus two additional seats are open on the Board of thirteen members. 

The incumbent nominees include Jeffrey J. Douglas, current Board Chair and First Amendment attorney; Mara Epstein, business development consultant with X-Biz and Crush; Mark Kernes, senior editor at AVN; Reed Lee, First Amendment attorney; and Tim Valenti, CEO of Naked Sword. Each candidate will be running for a two-year term on the FSC governing body.

The nomination and election process will adhere to the following schedule:

10/09/06 – Nominating ballots mailed by U.S. Mail to FSC membership

10/31/06 – Nominating ballot deadline for return to FSC

11/17/06 – Final ballots mailed by U.S. Mail to FSC membership

12/08/06 – Final ballots due for return  to FSC by members

The top seven nominees plus the five incumbent candidates will be included on the final ballot. The results of the election will be announced at the FSC annual membership meeting to be held during Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas in January 2007.

The FSC Board of Directors serves an important leadership role in the organization, providing oversight of key functions, including strategic planning, approval of annual budgets and periodic review of progress against strategic goals. Board members also sit on six supporting committees, including: the Executive Committee, the Government & Legal Committee, the Membership Committee, the Internet Committee, the Fundraising Committee, and the Public Information Committee. The Board meets bi-monthly and Board members volunteer their time.

Through this nomination process, FSC hopes to expand the already diverse Board so that the FSC leadership reflects the diverse composition of the adult industry and the organization’s membership. FSC encourages full participation from their members.

Free Speech Coalitionis 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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