Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Help Those Who Were Sexually Abused in New York

CALL TO ACTION:  Help Those Who Were Sexually Abused in New York
New York Assembly Bill A2596 / Senate Bill S2568
The Awareness Center's Daily News Letter - June 9, 2009

If you live in the state of New York, were abused in New York, and/or your offender has lived in or currently resides in New York, contact Senators Dean G. Skelos and Dale M. Volker (Chair of the Codes Committee). They are key in getting the New York - Child Victim Act of 2009 passed.

The Child Victims Act of New York is in the hands of Senator Dean G. Skelos (Long Island) and Senator Dale E. Volker.  On behalf of protecting children and those who were already abused, please call both Senators and let them know you are counting on them to allow the bill (Child Victims Act of 2009) to reach the Senate floor for a vote.  They need to be persuaded to support the amended bill (already on record as opposed to original bill).
Remind the Senators that according to statistics, between one-fourth to one-fifth of their constituents are survivors of childhood sexual abuse (forty-six percent of these constituents were abused by family members, the remaining fifty-four percent are made up of survivors of babysitters, neightbors, doctors, therapists, teachers. It's only 2% by clergy of all faiths).  

It is also important to mention that if they allow the bill on the senate floor not only will survivors in their districts vote for them in the next election, that you are sure that all supportive people in the survivors lives will also be more likely to vote for them.  Any Senator not voting for this bill is basically saying that they care more about political pressure and game playing then caring about protecting children in who live in their district or travel through the state of New York.  

See Contact Information and Brief Bio's on Both Senators Below
Senator Dale M. Volker - 59th Senate District

Albany Office:Legislative Office Building, Room 808
Albany, New York 12247

Main District Office:
4729 Transit Road, Suite #5
Depew, New York  14043

Warsaw District Office:
143 North Main Street - Room 103
Warsaw, New York 14569

Dean G. Skelos9th Senate District

Albany OfficeRoom 907 LOB
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-3171

District Office
55 Front Street
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 766-8383
Senator Dale M. Volker (NY)
Current Office: State Senate
Current District: 59
Party: Republican, Conservative, Independence, Working Families

Background Information
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carol
3 Children: Martin Andrew, Mark Dale, Meredith Ann.
Birth Date: 08/02/1940
Birthplace: Lancaster, NY
Home City: Depew, NY
Religion: Catholic
JD, State University of New York, Buffalo Law School, 1966
BA, Canisius College, Buffalo, 1963
Attended, Niagara University.
Professional Experience:
Practicing Attorney, Private Practice, present
Police Officer, Village of Depew, 1963-1972.
Political Experience:
Assistant Majority Leader, Conference Operations, New York State Senate, present
Senator, New York State Senate, 1975-present
Won Special Election, New York State Senate, 1975
Assemblymember, New York State Assembly, 1972-1975.
Senator Dean G. Skelos (NY)
Current Office: State Senate
Current District: 9
Party: Republican, Independence

Background Information

Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Gail
1 Child: Adam.

Birth Date: 02/16/1948

Birthplace: Rockville Centre, NY

Home City: Rockville Centre, NY

Religion: Greek Orthodox(?)

JD, Fordham Law School, 1975
BA, History, Washington College, 1970.

Professional Experience:
Counsel, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Professional Corporation.

Political Experience:
Temporary President/Majority Leader, New York State Senate, 2009-present
Minority Leader, New York State Senate, 2008-2009
Deputy Majority Leader for Legislative Operations, New York State Senate, 1995-2008
Senator, New York State Senate, 1984-present
Assemblymember, New York State Assembly, 1981-1982.

Member, National Conference of Insurance Legislators, present
Member, National Conference of State Legislators, present
Member, Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, present
Member, Rockville Centre Kiwanis, present
Member, Sons of Italy, present
Member, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, present
Member, Valley Stream Elks, present
Board of Directors, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, 1998.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees: 
Member, Capital Program Review Board, present
Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Program Review Board, 1998-present
Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment
Member, Nassau Republican Committee
Member, New York State Republican Committee
Chair, NextGen Task Force
Member, Rockville Centre Republican Committee.

Rules, Member

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i believe all who were sexually abused in NY should benefit from a bill not just people under age 53..
I believe the Statute of limitations must be eliminated retroactively..
anything else is a band aid put on by legislators who are slaves of the catholic churc lobbying forces inclduing the bishops..
thank you