SNAP Media Events
Rally in Trenton
Protect Children -- Eliminate Statute of Limitations on child sex abuse
A Rally of sexual abuse survivors and supporters are gathering at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in front of the NJ State House calling on NJ Lawmakers to eliminate the SOL for child sexual assault. We expect several dozen protesters.
Speaking will be NJ SNAP Director, Mark Crawford and other supporters and organizations.
The organizers ask the NJ Senate and Assembly to post and pass bills S477 and A3648.
Contact: Mark Crawford, Director New Jersey
"Remove Andy Savage from ministry,” SNAP tells HighPoint officials
"Any time someone in a position of authority abuses that power for sexual gratification, the victims suffer devastating consequences,” survivors declare
Victims’ group adds their voices to the outcry -- "Justice for Jules”
Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will urge HighPoint Church officials to:
-- remove Andy Savage from ministry for his actions while Jules Woodson’s youth pastor, and
-- acknowledge the serious damage caused by a minister’s boundary violations.
Monday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m.
MEDIA ADVISORY, for immediate release
Community to gather for alleged victim of Adrian professor
Candlelight vigil to demand action from university and professors’ union
Professor protected over safety of local kids and college students, they say
University must remove Hodgman, reach out to every student he's previously taught, warn the community at large and apologize to alleged victim, they demand
WHAT: At a Candlelight Vigil, members of the Adrian community and two victims rights groups are coming out in support of a woman—who was one of at least two allegedly sexually abused as a teen by an Adrian College professor—to prevent this from happening again.
Victims of clergy sexual abuse will leaflet Atlanta Cathedral, asking parishioners to urge the Archdiocese to release the names of all those accused of hurting children
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe recently took this important step, and one of those on the New Mexico list was found to be working with children
The survivors’ group SNAP believes that Georgia children will be safer when the Archdiocese of Atlanta publicizes its list
Clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out flyers to parishioners asking them to urge Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to reveal on his website the names of all those in his archdiocese who have been accused of abusing children. The leaflets ask church-goers to join the advocates in pressing the archbishop to take this important step.
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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.