Please help the survivors of
child sexual abuse in
New York State
PROBLEM: NYS has one of the most regressive statutes of limitation (SOL) in the USA for child sexual abuse. In NYS, if you do not report a childhood sexual abuse by your 23rd birthday, you lose options for legal action to hold your abuser and/or their employer accountable. This situation denies justice to survivors of child sexual abuse since they generally are unable to come to terms with the abuse until much later in life.
SOLUTION: Support NYS Senate bill number 63, Child Victim Act, which lifts the statutes of limitation for one year for civil (not criminal) court action so that survivors whose cases were kept out of court by the short SOL can hold accountable their perpetrator and any employer that helped cover up the crime. It also removes the SOL for both criminal and civil cases of child sex abuse going forward.
The bill has passed the NYS Assembly several times, but has been stuck in the Republican Senate. Currently there are 13 co-sponsors of the bill in the NYS Senate.
ACTION: To pass, the bill needs:
1. Republican (priority) and Democrat co-sponsors
2. The support of the NYS Senate President,
3. The support of Governor Cuomo
President of the NYS Senate, John Flanagan
518-455-2071 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Your NYS Senator
Google NYS Senate, enter your address and your NYS Senator will be identified with an email address to express your views. ASK THEM TO CO-SPONSOR S63.
FAILURE TO PASS THIS BILL CONTINUES TO ALLOW CURRENT PERPETRATORS AND THOSE WHO COVERED UP THE ABUSE TO AVOID THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. WHEN A SIMILAR RETROACTIVE CIVIL WINDOW WAS PASSED IN CALIFORNIA ABOUT 300 PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PERPETRATORS WERE IDENTIFIED.
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Upstate NY Call To Action