Free Speech Coalition has launched an interactive legislative action center that allows members to track bills and laws affecting the adult industry at the state and federal level. The Action Center provides history, analysis and relevant text on over 50 bills on issues including banking discrimination, pleasure product restrictions, age-verification, attacks on section 230 protection, device filter mandates, sex workers’ rights and more.
Thanks to generous funding from Eldorado and Segpay, the FSC Action Center utilizes best-in-class bill tracking and analysis from FiscalNote, includes an interactive map showing pending and passed bills on a state-by-state level, as well as federal legislation. Keywords relevant to the adult industry allow for real time tracking of new legislation, as well as text and analysis of relevant bills.
In addition to lead sponsors Eldorado and Segpay, Doc Johnson, PervOut and Polari Media are supporting the Action Center as Grassroots Sponsors.
“We’re facing an unprecedented number of legislative attacks targeting the adult industry,” says Alison Boden, Executive Director of Free Speech Coalition. “These bills can have far-reaching consequences for our rights and our livelihoods. The Action Center allows us to respond quickly, rally allies, raise awareness and fight back before the damage can be done.”
While FSC continues to employ lobbyists at the federal level, state legislatures have traditionally been difficult to monitor. FSC has been instrumental in stopping or slowing bills like California’s SB435 or the EARN IT Act in Congress, but timing is essential in responding effectively to unconstitutional or discriminatory legislation before it’s too late.
FSC will host a webinar for members showing the new tool, and how to use it, after the midterm election. Industry members can access the tool in the meantime by visiting https://action.freespeechcoalition.com.