I am jumping up and down right now! I can hardly sit still to write you, but I want you to jump with me. NBC quietly announced that they have “CLOSED THE CLUB” after just three episodes – “The Playboy Club” series will no longer air. Apparently, they’ve realized it does not pay to exploit women and promote Playboy’s philosophy that women are to be used, abused and discarded.

Congratulations to all of you who helped make this happen. Over 20,000 emails were sent to the companies advertising on the show from our site, www.CloseTheClubOnNBC.com. Key advertisers of the show dropped like flies each week because you made your voices loud and clear. Other groups spoke out against the show too, including, The Parent’s Television Council and leading feminists like Gloria Steinem and Dr. Gail Dines.

I hope you feel as motivated and full of hope as I do today. We definitely have a long way to go, but we are working hard. 

We lead the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition (116 national and state groups) and work with many members of the U.S. Congress to help get our existing federal obscenity laws enforced. We just launched an effort to ask the presidential candidates to enforce the laws should they win. The effort will also help them to understand the extent of harms facing Americans because of pornography. 

We are also planning another national awareness effort to help individuals cope with the consequences of pornography in their lives. This will be October 31-November 6. 

Please continue your support on every level, including financially if possible. This is proof that good can come if we continue to work together. 

Many thanks,

Dawn Hawkins

Executive Director,

Morality In Media

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