Advisory Board Member Mary Streep Creates 43rd Chapter
LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2007) —
The Parents Television Council™,
the nation's most influential advocacy
organization protecting children from graphic sex, violence
and profanity in the media, announced Mary Simon Streep as the director of
the Connecticut Chapter. This is the first chapter in Connecticut, joining
the 43 PTC grassroots chapters across the nation.
Streep has been a long-time supporter of the PTC and has
served on the Advisory Board for the past two years. She is pleased to
become the chapter director and wants "to empower parents to demand
responsible programming from the television industry that will edify,
uplift, and promote healthy values and behavior for our children and teens."
The Connecticut Chapter will help bring more socially
responsible shows to television and keep TV executives accountable for their
actions. Streep reminiscences about when TV offered nurturing programming
saying, "There was a time when we could leave the room and feel confident
that our children were learning and enjoying television programming. Today
we can't even leave the room with the TV on."
Tim Winter, president of the PTC said, "I am ecstatic that
Mary has agreed to expand her role with the PTC. She has been a powerful
voice on our Advisory Board and her determination and passion to help
families in Connecticut will result in great success."
A native of New Jersey, Streep graduated from New England
College with a B.A. in Education and now serves on the school's Board of
Trustees. She is an active community leader involved in the National
Council for Adoption, a member of the board for the William E. Simon
Foundation, a deacon at her church, and a volunteer for numerous charities
including Meals on Wheels. Married to her high school sweetheart for 30
years, she and her husband reside in New Canaan, CT, with their four
children and three dogs.
To schedule an
interview with a PTC representative, please contact Gavin Mc Kiernan at (213) 403-1300