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Los Angeles Mayor Honors ASACP and RTA


MayorLALos Angeles, CA (March 26, 2008) – The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has received a Certificate of Recognition from Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, honoring its RTA “Restricted To Adults” website label. 

The Certificate of Recognition commends ASACP’s efforts to effectively help parents prevent their children from viewing age-inappropriate content with the RTA website label, and states: “Your contributions are an asset to the City of Los Angeles.”   The certificate was issued to commemorate ASACP being named to the 2008 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, DC.  ASACP was only one of fifteen organizations to receive this distinction from ASAE and was placed on the Honor Roll for its RTA website label. 

“It’s very validating to receive this type of recognition for RTA,” stated ASACP CEO Joan Irvine.  “We are honored to receive this award from Mayor Villaraigosa and we are grateful to everyone who has made this possible by choosing to protect children by labeling with RTA.”

To view the award, go to:

RTA was developed out of a need for an easy to use and internationally recognized label that designates content for adults only. The RTA label is a unique string of “meta data” which can easily be inserted into the computer code of any website. Parental filtering software recognizes the tag and prevents children from viewing age-inappropriate material. The RTA label is free and universally available. ASACP launched RTA in November 2006 and it now has over four million page link-ins. Complete information about the RTA label and how to use it is available at 

Founded in 1996, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP battles child pornography through its CP reporting hotline, and by organizing the efforts of the online adult industry to combat the heinous crime of child sexual abuse. ASACP also works to help parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate material online. For more information, go to