May 2, 2011

Press Release: WAR ON ILLEGAL PORNOGRAPHY MOBILIZES SUPPORTERS FOR NATIONAL CALL YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL PROJECT

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WAR ON ILLEGAL PORNOGRAPHY MOBILIZES SUPPORTERS FOR
NATIONAL CALL YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL PROJECT
Efforts coincide with AG Holder’s Appearance before
Congressional Oversight Committees

Contact: Lesley Bateman
813-849-0076 x106
Lesley@design4.org

Washington, DC (May 2, 2011) – Morality in Media announced today the mobilization of its War on Illegal Pornography coalition in a three-day effort to flood the U. S. Attorney General with calls asking that he enforce existing U.S. obscenity laws. The call days, May 2, 3, and 4, coincide with Attorney General Holder’s appearance before the U. S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees for oversight hearings on his management of the Department of Justice. He will face questions from Congress regarding his lack of enforcement of adult pornography laws.

“The attorney general needs to hear from the American public too,” said Patrick Truman, President and CEO of Morality in Media, “we must act as one.” Trueman said he expects thousands will call the U. S. Department of Justice during the three-day call-in. MIM set up a toll-free number to use anywhere in the U.S. for calls, 1-877-639-1977.

More than 100 Members of Congress signed a letter in early April addressed to the U.S. Attorney General urging that the Department of Justice vigorously prosecute major producers and distributors of illegal adult pornography. “Porn harms people. Porn harms families. Porn harms communities,” said Trueman. “We would simply like to see existing laws enforced.”

Morality in Media is the leading national organization focused on opposing obscenity and indecency through public education and the application of the law. MIM is leading The War on Illegal Pornography, a coalition of more than 90 national and state groups whose goal is to stop the distribution illegal pornography. For more information visit
www.waronillegalpornography.com, www.moralityinmedia.org and www.pornharms.com.

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