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As a citizen, consumer,parent and grandparent, I am sick of the nonstop bombardment of sexually-charged images encountered throughout a normal day. My biggest concern is that our young kids and grandkids are experiencing the same images. Whether at the register at the local mini-mart or having to go through a PG-13 or R-rated preview with your kids while waiting for a G or PG movie, sexually-charged (or even explicit) images and dialogue are now the norm. As citizens and parents/grandparents why have we allowed this to happen? It is OUR money that support these establishments, and so we have the power to influence what is thrust in our face and into our ears when we visit these places. I have formed "Parents' Brigade" – made up of groups of like-minded citizens/parents that desire to initiate positive change in their schools and communities, and this issue of our children (and us) being exposed to sexually-explicit media without our consent is one of the main focuses of this organization. I hope this forum will allow those of us that desire the same change to meet, dialogue and plan positive change. Please respond! -mkm