MAY 23, 2012
36 companies dump Village Voice over child sex-trafficking / prostitution ads
Stop advertising alongside pedophiles in Phoenix New Times, pleads McCaffrey
PHOENIX – Conservative Leadership Coalition (CLC) founder Sean McCaffrey today said three dozen major companies across the United States had joined a growing boycott movement against Arizona-based Village Voice Media, which uses its Phoenix New Times and similar print and online publications to sell sex advertising. These ads have been linked by media and law enforcement to child sex trafficking.
“Because the ads generate more than $22 million per year for the company, Village Voice Media has refused requests by nearly 1/4 of the United States Senate, 48 state attorneys general and countless local law enforcement to take down the sex trafficking ads,” said McCaffrey.
We would like to thank the following companies for canceling or suspending their advertising with Village Voice Media publications, including the Phoenix New Times and its sister publications across the nation. We claim no credit for these companies’ actions, and we encourage our membership to thank these businesses with their patronage.
Barnes and Noble
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson
Children’s Wish Foundation
Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse
Crown Imports LLC
Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York Public Radio
Park Avenue Christian Church
The Ride, Inc.
SF Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum
Trans High Corp (High Times)
TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
“Few publications can afford to lose advertisers in today’s economy,” said McCaffrey.
“Sadly, Village Voice Media seems prepared to sacrifice 40-year advertisers like the Film Forum in order to protect their monopoly on sex trade advertising – regardless of the risk it poses to children.”
McCaffrey said updates to this list could be found at VillageVoicePimps.com, and he encouraged other Valley businesses to stop advertising alongside pedophiles and rapists in the Phoenix New Times. “No restaurant, bar, club, or retailer from Arizona should be advertising just a column or page away from someone selling a woman or child,” said McCaffrey.
“When this became about protecting children, it stopped being about politics. Our coalition nationwide includes liberals and conservatives, Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – and everything and everyone in between. The actions of this company are so heinous, so terrible, they have managed to unite us all, and now we must act because the child victims we must save cannot speak for themselves,” McCaffrey said.
For more information, visit: www.banamnestynow.com/boycott.