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                                   AFTRA National Department of Equal Employment
                                              Opportunities Moves to Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 2005—As part of the strategic restructuring plan by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) to better serve its members, the AFTRA National Department of Equal Employment Opportunities will relocate from New York to Los Angeles on March 1.

“The move to Los Angeles allows us to work more closely with the Industry to monitor, increase and ensure equal employment opportunities for all AFTRA members, and to strengthen relationships with advocacy organizations joining us on this path,” said Ray Bradford, AFTRA National Director of Equal Employment Opportunities, who’ll also move to Los Angeles to continue heading up the department.

“It’s important that the American scene be accurately reflected in entertainment, sound recordings, and news and information,” Bradford said, “AFTRA supports diverse voices in
the media.”

The Equal Employment Opportunities Department will join AFTRA National departments of Commercials/Non-Broadcast/Interactive, Communications, Sound Recordings, and Entertainment Programming that are already based at the Los Angeles office.

About AFTRA

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists—affiliated with the AFL-CIO—is a diverse national union representing over 70,000 professional performers, broadcasters, and recording artists in 32 Locals throughout the country. AFTRA members work as actors, broadcast journalists, dancers, singers, announcers, hosts, comedians, and disc jockeys in all aspects of the media industries including television and radio, cable, sound recordings, commercials, non-broadcast/industrials, interactive games, and other digital media . For more information, visit AFTRA online at www.aftra.com.

Contact: John Hinrichs
Email: jhinrichs@aftra.com
Cell: 323.816.2721
Office: 323.634.8115                                                                        

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