Messaging for Advocates Outside of New York
- .@LeaderFlanagan The Assembly Republicans passed the #childvictimsact. Kids now looking to Senate GOP for same.
- .@LeaderFlanagan Protecting children from sexual abuse is the right thing to do. Please vote YES for #ChildVictimsAct
“Hi, my name is______________. I’m calling to urge Senator _________ to pass the Child
Victims Act because __________________________. I don’t live in New York, but passing
this bill is that important because children everywhere deserve to be protected. Not only is the Child Victims Act critical
to protecting kids, but it saves the state an enormous amount of money in costs related to abuse. (Optional:
You can reach me at_________________). Thank you for your time and I look forward to
seeing the Child Victims Act being signed into law this year.”
+++Note: You can modify the script to make it more personal to you. We want to be careful not
to attack any lawmakers, but try to persuade them with the message of protecting kids+++
Dear Senator (Insert Last Name Here),
A few sentences explaining why protecting children is so important to you. This can also be a few sentences relating to your personal story.
The Child Victims Act is here to protect children. Children, who right now, are being sexually abused. Every year, the CDC reports that 43,000 children in the state of New York are sexually abused. These children grow up to become what we call survivors, which cost the state hundreds of thousands in costs due to mental health, emotional, educational and physical damage. Shouldn’t we take steps to not only protect children, but save New York a tremendous amount of money in preventative care?
Thank you for your time. I urge you to vote YES on the Child Victims Act. Kids are depending on your support!
Organization (if applicable)
Please refer to my advocacy page for letters of support.
++++Note: You need to change S809/Omnibus Child Victims Act to Child Victims Act.
++++++Again, Senate mailing addresses can be found here.