January 8, 2015

2003

Issuance of a Presidential Proclamation recognizing Protection from Pornography Week. In September 2003, MIM prepared and sent a letter, signed by 120 national, state and local leaders, to President Bush requesting him to speak out publicly about the need to enforce federal obscenity laws. A suggested Presidential Proclamation accompanied the letter. On October 25, 2003, President Bush issued a Presidential Proclamation in conjunction with Protection from Pornography Week, recognizing that pornography can have “debilitating effects on communities, marriages, families, and children” and expressing his support for “prosecutorial efforts to combat obscenity.”

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