Sunday, March 22, 2009

URGENT: Help Adult Survivors and Children Living in the state of New York!!!

The Awareness Center, Inc.
(the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault)

Survivors and Advocates of all faiths advocating for the Child Victims Act of New York (March, 2009)


March 22, 2009

Dear Friends,

According to statistics, one out of every 4 children will be abused by the time they reach the age of 18. Considering there is just under 20,000,000 people living in the state of New York, means there is roughly 500,000 survivors of child sexual abuse living in the state.

Both adult survivors and children who have not yet been abused -- living in the state of New York need your immediate help to insure the passage of The Child Victims Act of New York.

Attached are 2 links the first with all NY state Assembly e-mail address the other is a listing of the NY Senate. Please make as many phone calls as you can to the New York senators and Assembly members.

If you don't have the time to call, it's important to send each of them e-mails, letting them know how important it is they support the bill.

  1. When you call tell them you want the Senator or Assembly member to support the 2009 - Child Victims Act, WITHOUT ANY CHANGES!!!
  2. The Legislative Aide will ask for your name and address. If you do not live in New York -- yet were abused there make sure to state that fact.

Support the Child Victims Act
NYS Assembly Bill # A2596
Senate Bill # S2568

  • PLEASE Make the phone calls first them Monday morning.
  • If you can call start sending the e-mails NOW!!!!
The groups that opposing the bill are also making calls, which includes those associated with the New York Catholic Conference/Church, Small group of Sephardic rabbis, the insurance industry and the ACLU. Your voice one voice can and will make. This is why it's vitally important for everyone to call (or e-mail) so that your support of the bill will be recorded.

For more information on these bills go to: NY Coalition to Protect Children

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