No to Measure B. No to Government Waste.
Measure B is an unnecessary waste of taxpayer dollars that claims to end AIDS, but actually just hurts the Los Angeles economy and kills jobs.
In reality, Measure B is:
- Recklessly expensive: It will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands in enforcement on top of millions in liability lawsuits against the county
- Unnecessary: The film industry has rigorous and frequent testing for HIV.
- A job-killing measure: The industry employs over 10,000 individuals throughout the county and creates over a billion dollars in economic activity annually.
WASTE of TAX DOLLARS
This measure is a ridiculous waste of tax dollars. It sends government inspectors, at full salary and benefits, to adult film sets to check up on whether actors are using not only condoms, but rubber gloves, goggles, and lab coats. This is money we need for real public health threats. We can’t afford to waste it.
WASTE of MONEY
This measure is a waste of money because it is not needed. The film industry has rigorous and frequent testing for HIV. There have been no cases in eight years. In fact, passing this measure could create a health threat by driving the industry underground, with no testing.
DRIVING JOBS OUT of STATE
While we are wasting tax dollars for no reason, we are also driving a vital source of jobs out of state. The adult film industry employs thousands of people in L.A. County: not just actors, but craftspeople, caterers, etc. This is exactly what we do NOT need during this recession.