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Common Sense Media Expands Washington Office

Guilherme Roschke joins the organization as policy counsel

Common Sense Media
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

San Francisco, Ca. – Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, announced today that Guilherme Roschke has been named policy counsel for the organization. Roschke will assume his duties immediately and join Jillian Oberfield and April McClain-Delaney in the organization's expanded Washington office.

"Guilherme's experience and leadership in our Washington, D.C., office will allow Common Sense to take our advocacy efforts to the next level," said James Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense Media. "His expertise – particularly in the privacy arena – will be invaluable to the organization as we continue to work with Congress, government agencies, and industry leaders on policies that protect kids and empower families."

Roschke was most recently a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown Law's Institute for Public Representation (IPR). At IPR, Roschke represented several groups on issues such as children's privacy, the Children's Television Act, and media consolidation. Previously, Roschke was awarded a Skadden Fellowship at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C., and he was also a staff attorney at the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence. Prior to law school, Roschke was a computer programmer with experience in corporate, nonprofit, and scientific environments. Roschke is a member of the District of Columbia and New York bars and holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from The George Washington University Law School.

Common Sense Media's team in Washington, D.C., also includes policy manager Oberfield, who was most recently a legislative assistant in Rep. Edward Markey's (D-MA) Capitol Hill office, and McClain-Delaney, a member of Common Sense Media's Board of Directors and president of the Delaney Family Fund.

Alan Simpson, vice president of policy, is based in Common Sense Media's San Francisco office.

The Common Sense Media policy agenda aims to empower parents, teachers, and young people to take control of the media and technology in their lives. Top priorities include protecting kids' and families' online and mobile privacy, promoting digital literacy and citizenship, and improving consumer tools and media ratings. For more information, visit www.commonsensemedia.org and www.DoNotTrackKids.org.

About Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our kids are growing up in a culture that profoundly impacts their physical, social, and emotional well-being. We provide families with the advice and media reviews they need in order to make the best choices for their children. Through our education programs and policy efforts, Common Sense Media empowers parents, educators, and young people to become knowledgeable and responsible digital citizens. For more information, go to: www.commonsensemedia.org.

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