City Pages Letter Writing Campaign
Our letter writing campaign began in 2011. Its purpose is to educate Minnesota business owners about the link between City Pages and the increasing prevalence and acceptance of pornography and "adult entertainment" businesses in our community. City Pages began as an alternative tabloid but has morphed into the porn industry's best friend. On a weekly basis, readers are bombarded with strip club, porn store and 'phone sex' ads. City Pages also features articles promoting the normalization of pornography in our society. It is our hope that once contacted, ethical and family-friendly businesses will cease to advertise in or carry City Pages.
By reaching out to business owners through emails, postal mail and direct conversations, we shed light on the fact that partnering with City Pages is a poor business decision and leads to the degradation of human dignity. Gratefully, our letter writing campaign has directly influenced dozens of Twin Cities businesses. They have ceased carrying City Pages on their property and many more have pledged not to advertise with them any longer. It is our goal to cause City Pages to lose vital advertising revenue resulting in the tabloid going out of business.
Please fill out our contact form to receive detailed instructions and materials for the City Pages Letter Writing campaign.
How does City Pages' presence in local businesses affect you?
~ Destroys childhood innocence Your child (or any innocent child) can easily pick up a City Pages newspaper and start looking through it, instantly being exposed to articles and photos of an explicit nature. Research supports that once explicit content is viewed, it becomes almost impossible to erase from memory.
~ Supports a public health crisis City Pages' explicit content and support of the pornography industry reinforces our hyper-sexualized society's track record of an ever increasing objectification and exploitation of innocent children, women and men. In response to this increase, state governments have passed resolutions declaring pornography a public health crisis. These states include Missouri, Utah, South Dakota, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida.
Have you encountered a business carrying City Pages?
We would love your help reaching all of the businesses that carry City Pages in Minnesota and letting them know we do not want City Pages' explicit content in our communities! We have created an exclusive postcard asking businesses to "Close the Door to Sexual Exploitation", "Please Stop Carrying City Pages". Please send the name and address of the business you encountered here and Christian Action League of Minnesota will send them a polite postcard.
For more information about sexual exploitation and print publications, visit:
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
Who Will Protect Her From City Pages?
By Ann Redding, President of Christian Action League of MN