News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

November 17, 2008
CONTACT: Rachel Johnston, (512) 463-0119

Senator Uresti and the Blue Ribbon Task Force Extend Child Abuse Prevention Billboard Campaign

San Antonio, TX -- Senator Carlos Uresti and the Blue Ribbon Task Force announced the extension of its child abuse prevention billboard campaign. Community leaders and organizations have come together, to send an example and a message to the people of San Antonio.

Blue Ribbon Task Force Billboard

"I believe the extension of the Blue Ribbon Task Force's billboard campaign is vital to the community of San Antonio. Clear Channel Outdoor and United Way continue to provide unwavering support for a message that needs to be spread -- the message of child abuse prevention," said Senator Uresti.

The campaign, which has been seen on billboards and posters throughout San Antonio, has drawn new designs. The primary prevention message of the campaign aims to help parents deal with root cause issues that can lead to child abuse and neglect.

"Especially as the holiday season approaches and stress levels rise, I hope that these bill boards will be able to reach some in the community who may need a helping hand," said Senator Uresti. These billboards have been positioned at 24 locations in San Antonio.

Senator Uresti is the founder and chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force, a local coalition of community members. For more information, visit

Carlos I. Uresti is the senator from State Senate District 19, a 23 county area stretching along the U.S.-Mexico border, from San Antonio to El Paso County, including all or part of the following counties: Bandera, Bexar, Brewster, Culberson, Crockett, El Paso, Edwards, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Sutton, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, and Winkler. Covering 55,000 square miles, the district contains 62 school districts, and spans two time zones. As the largest geographical senate district in the contiguous 48 states, Senate District 19 is larger than 24 states and 25 countries.

For more information, please contact Rachel Johnston at (512) 463-0119.