Senator Kathy Marchione heard the voice of survivors and supporters through hundreds of emails, tweets, and phone calls. Meanwhile Governor Andrew Cuomo who promised advocates that he would push the bill has dialled back his support, “I’m not optimistic about passage of a Child Victims Act, but hope springs eternal.” The Legislative session ends this Wednesday. We only have 3 days to get the bill passed, or we have to start again next year, the 13th year that 43,000 New York children will be sexually abused as the people we elected continue to protect child sex predators not children. New York’s statute of limitations laws are amongst the worst in the nation.
We have 3 days left. Today we focus on Senator John Bonacic. Let’s make every email and call count.
Phone or Email?
Both will make a difference
Senator Bonacic telephone number is: 518-455-3181
Sample phone script.
I’m calling to ask Senator Bonacic to pass the Child Victims Act (S6575). New York needs to protect children from sex abuse and stop protecting the predators that prey on them. Please pass my message to Senator Bonacic and ask her to pass the Child Victims Act before the end of session.
Senator Bonacic’s email address is:email@example.com
Copy this sample email or write one of your own.
Please act now to pass the Child Victims Act (S6575).
43,000 New York children are sexually abused each year, that’s 5 every hour of every day. Children condemned to shorter sicker lives. Surely you agree that one child is too many? Our other child protection laws, like Meghan’s Law, only work if predators are identified and make it onto sex abuse registries.
Please act now to protect New York’s children. Please act now to ensure that survivors get their day in court.