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Press Release

June 19, 2007

Parents Television Council Launches Virginia Beach Chapter

Local Humanitarian Leads First Virginia Chapter


LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2007) — The Parents Television Council™, the nation’s most influential advocacy organization protecting children from graphic sex, violence and profanity in the media, announced Alnita Ann Holder as the Director of the Virginia Beach Chapter.  An activist and humanitarian, Holder is setting out to help clean up the television airwaves.


A Virginia native, Holder always had a great desire to educate and strengthen communities; dedicating her life to protecting children and improving media decency.  She currently serves as Chair of Empowerment’s Theater Organization, whose mission is to deliver compelling entertainment alternatives in theater that will uplift positive, social and moral change in the local community.  She is also active at her local church participating in the a cappella gospel group and serving on the fundraising board.


Holder is concerned with the growing epidemic of television violence and sex.  “My passion for the well-being of children and the moral fabric of society has spurred me to undertake the plight of media indecency,” said Holder, “the mission of the PTC and the role of director resonates my overall life mission of restoring and improving our current media and entertainment scene.”


Tim Winter, president of the PTC said, “We are so honored that Alnita is joining us as chapter director.  The chapter will help alert and mobilize concerned citizens about indecent programming during the family-hour and other hours when children are present.  Alnita stands firmly committed to her chapter and the fight to cleanup TV.”


To join the Virginia Beach chapter of the PTC, please visit: www.parentstv.org/PTC/grassroots/Chapters/VA/welcome.asp.


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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