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Press Release

February 4, 2010


PTC Announces McKay Hatch as National Youth Spokesperson


LOS ANGELES (February 4, 2010) – The Parents Television Council™ announced that 16-year-old McKay Hatch is its first National Youth Spokesperson and will be educating young people about decency issues to empower them to take action. Hatch has already proven to be a powerful spokesperson for the cause through his work as founder of the “No Cussing Club,” which he started at his junior high school in South Pasadena, Calif., in 2007. The club now boasts 35,000 members from around the world and has earned national acclaim.

“It is an honor and a pleasure to have McKay Hatch join the PTC as our National Youth Spokesperson.  McKay has inspired countless children and families across the nation – and indeed around the globe – through his No Cussing Club.  Even at a young age, McKay has demonstrated extraordinary leadership working to improve the lives of children and families, and for standing up for a more decent and civil society.  We are proud that McKay is joining with us to provide a much-needed voice for young families who are concerned about the coarsening entertainment media and its effects on their children,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

McKay Hatch and the No Cussing Club have garnered national attention from the likes of Jay Leno, Dr. Phil, “Good Morning America” and Time magazine, among others. Hatch has also become a sought-after speaker on issues ranging from peer pressure to leadership and has developed a No Cussing curriculum for use at schools.


Members of Hatch’s No Cussing Club in chapters nationwide take the No Cussing Challenge and commit to themselves to use better language. They also aim to live out the club motto of “leaving people better than they found them” by looking for opportunities to help people and lift them up through their words and actions.


“I’m grateful for the opportunity to build on the basic theme of the No Cussing Club by partnering with the Parents Television Council to get more kids engaged in the issue of media decency. It’s obvious to me that the media plays a key role in influencing teen behavior - whether it’s promoting profanity or glamorizing sex and violence. My goal is to raise awareness about these issues and enlist my peers to join me in taking a stand for what’s right,” said Hatch.

For more information about McKay Hatch and the No Cussing Club, visit: http://www.nocussing.com.

To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver (ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.

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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