Local Kanab Resident Creates South Utah Chapter
LOS ANGELES— The Parents Television Council, the
nation’s most influential advocacy organization protecting children from
graphic sex, violence and profanity in the media, announced Ashley J.
Kartchner as the director of the South Utah Chapter. This is the third
chapter in Utah; joining the Salt Lake City and Cache Chapters.
Utah native, Kartchner brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in social
work and youth development. Her experiences as Youth Facilitator for the
Southwest Center and her education in Child Development from Southern Utah
University bring a unique understanding of the psychological effects of the
media on children.
Dedicated mother and community volunteer, Kartchner has been a long time
volunteer throughout her community. She is an active volunteer for Iron
County Children’s Justice Center, Southern Utah Families Against
Pornography, and is the membership director of Communities for Decency.
The media’s blatant exposure of violence, foul language, and sexual content
has motivated Kartchner into action, “As a mother, I feel it is imperative
that we stand as citizens of this great nation and speak up for our
children. With the overwhelming onslaught of filth pouring through the
public airwaves, we have the right and responsibility to act and hold the
entertainment industry accountable.”
Tim Winter, president of the PTC said, “We
are happy to welcome Ashley as chapter director. Her experience and
education ensure an effective leader who understands the influence of media
on children,” Winter added, “Ashley’s dedication and passion is truly an
example to all of us.”
To schedule an
interview with a PTC representative, please contact Gavin Mc Kiernan at (213) 403-1300