Child sex abuse survivors fear Cuomo walking back promise to push Child Victims Act
BY KENNETH LOVETT, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 24, 2017
ALBANY — Some child sex abuse survivors fear Gov. Cuomo is going back on his promise to prioritize passage this year of a bill meant to help victims seek justice as adults.
The governor in January said he would introduce his own version of the Child Victims Act, but he has yet to do so.
“Gov. Cuomo needs to embrace the Child Victims Act and carry it across the finish line or the bill is not passing,” said sex abuse survivor Gary Greenberg, who created a political action committee to push for the issue. “It’s in the governor’s hands.”
Eyebrows were raised when Cuomo recently told reporters that . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.