Local mother leads first Tennessee chapter
Los Angeles, CA—The Parent's Television Council, the nation's most influential
advocacy organization protecting children against sex, violence and profanity in
entertainment, announced that Thompson Station resident Kelli Turner has been
named director of the new Nashville grassroots chapter, the first chapter in
The Nashville chapter will educate and mobilize the community to initiate
positive change in the quality of entertainment. It will encourage local
television affiliates and advertisers to reduce graphic and gratuitous sex,
violence, and profanity in television programming, while promoting programming
with positive, socially responsible themes.
Turner, an Executive Assistant, former Continuing Education Instructor, and
mother of two, understands the impact and influence of television on children.
"To protect our children I need to know what programs are airing [questionable
content] and who the sponsors are. The PTC gathers, organizes, and disseminates
this information and encourages its members to act. If that's not enough, PTC
provides the necessary links that enable members to easily make their voices
heard to advertisers and legislators. I want people to know that they have
options other than simply changing the channel and turning a blind eye [and]
deaf ear" Turner says of her new post.
Tim Winter, Executive Director of the PTC said "We rely on community volunteers
such as Kelli to spread the PTC's mission in communities from coast to coast,
and we're proud to have her lead the new Nashville chapter. Not only is she
concerned with the well-being of America's youth, but she also is a daily
witness to the impact that television has on our children."
To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please
contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 683-5004, ext. 140.