L.A. Teachers to McDonald's: Stay Away from Our Students

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David Monahan and Sriram Madhusoodanan

This piece was originally published at BeyondChron 

This week, Los Angeles teachers made it very clear: it’s time for McDonald’s to stay away from their students and schools. “Across the country and in Los Angeles, McDonald’s is exploiting our schools and teachers to market its unhealthy fare to children,” said Cecily Myart-Cruz, vice president of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA).

Groups to National Park Service: Do Not Partner With Alcohol Companies, Display Alcohol Ads in Parks

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Contact:
David Monahan, david@commercialfreechildhood.org, (617) 896-9397
Diane Riibe, diane@alcoholpolicy.org, (402) 598-8210
Kristen Strader, kstrader@citizen.org, (202) 588-7785

Groups to National Park Service: Do Not Partner With Alcohol Companies, Display Alcohol Ads in Parks
Allowing Alcohol Logos in National Parks Disregards Public Health, Puts Youth at Risk

The Public Says 'NO' to Corporate Advertising in National Parks

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Contact:
David Monahan, david@commercialfreechildhood.org, (617) 896-9368
Kristen Strader, kstrader@citizen.org, (202) 588-7785

For Immediate Release

The Public Says 'NO' to Corporate Advertising in National Parks
Outpouring of Public Comments Opposes New NPS Policy; 215,000 Petition Signatures Demand That Parks Remain Free of Corporate Branding

Then and Now: Reflections on Reducing Screen Time

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Jenny Gamson

Jenny and her younger brother in 1965

I am a child of the 60s. I was raised in an activist household – in 1969, the whole family drove through the night to Washington, DC, to attend the largest anti-war demonstration in history. It was a household that not only limited television time to one hour a day, much to the consternation of my brother and I, but where there was also a ban on what my wise parents called “television toys.” Though they themselves were raised in the radio era, my parents were ahead of their time – they are among the first generation of parents who realized the damaging impact television could have on kids.

A Flexible Approach to Family Media Management

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Tim Kasser, CCFC Board member

Last week my youngest son left for college, signaling the end of the most intense phase of child-rearing for me and my wife. This big life transition has led me to reflect a lot lately on my experience as a parent. I think if you asked my sons about what my wife and I were like as parents, they both would almost certainly mention our screen time rules. 

CCFC members stand up for national parks

On August 12, 2016, CCFC’s David Monahan joined Kristen Strader and Margrete Strand Rangnes of Public Citizen’s Commercial Alert for a meeting with staff of the National Park Service (NPS) in Washington, DC. They presented the NPS with 213,926 petition signatures from the members of CREDO Action, Commercial Alert, and CCFC, asking the NPS to abandon plans to permit corporate sponsorships and branding in our parks. 

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