Supporters of Child Victims Act launch ads in Long Island district of GOP Senate boss John Flanagan
By Kenneth Lovett
ALBANY — Advocates pushing for passage of the Child Victims Act have begun running a digital ad campaign that largely targets those living in the district of state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, who has kept the legislation from coming to the floor for a vote.
“Survivors are banding together to protect the next generation and to stand up for their rights,” said victim Ana Wagner, who is featured in the video. “We have over 70,000 signatures on a petition in support of this bill. Sen. Flanagan needs to ask himself how hard he’s going to fight against children?”
The ads will appear on social media across the state but largely target Flanagan’s Suffolk County district, said Stop Abuse Campaign Committee founder Andrew Willis.
In the Stop Abuse Campaign video, Wagner doesn’t mention Flanagan. She recounts being raped as a child and the terror she feels when she looks at her kids.
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