Phil Saviano is a survivor and New England SNAP leader. Stories like Saviano's are what made up the premise of the movie Spotlight. Saviano's and SNAP work to bring these stories to the light have been crucial in bringing the clergymen responsible for this abuse to the light. Saviano was portrayed by actor Neal Huff in the movie and he plays a integral part in starting the conversation about this abuse by the Boston area priests.
Watch below as Phil talks about the movie alongside Neil Huff who plays him in the film.
Phil was also featured in SNAP's 2015 Fall Letter where he told more about his survivor story and explained how SNAP how been an integral part in helping him find the courage to find his voice for the first time.
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.