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Press Release

April 18, 2007

Parents Television Council Launches Third Utah Chapter

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.


A 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 (ext. 2866).

The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.




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