starts first Minnesota
LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2006) —The Parents Television
Council®, the nation's most influential advocacy organization
protecting children against sex, violence and profanity in
entertainment, announced that Mendota Heights resident Phyllis Plum
has been named director of the newly formed Minnesota grassroots
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.
Plum, an active member of her
church, serves as the Vice President of Programs for the local
Serra Club, volunteers at a nursing home, and has raised ten
children with her husband, David.
"I see the Parents Television Council as an extended
arm for parents to lean on, offering responsible reports with no
hidden agenda. I cringe at what the media offers children, the
trends in TV programming and music, in cartoons, video games and
movies. The PTC provides information which assists parents in their
obligation and rights, making their duties easier. It is an honor
to serve the community through the Parents Television Council's
Minnesota Chapter," Plum
Tim Winter, Executive
Director of the PTC said, "Volunteers like Phyllis are the key to
spreading the PTC's mission in communities across the nation, and we
are proud to have her lead the new Minnesota
chapter. For years she has had her finger on the pulse of what this
community needs and has seen the impact of television on children.
The families of the Minneapolis and
St. Paul areas now have another powerful
advocate to lead them."