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Messaging for New York Advocates
- .@LeaderFlanagan Protecting Children from sexual abuse is the right thing to do. Let’s compromise on a bill and pass #ChildVictimsAct.
“Hi, my name is______________ and I’m Senator ___________________ constituent.
I’m calling to urge Senator _________ to pass the Child Victims Act because __________________________. The Assembly approves of this measure, and we need to come to a compromise on this issue now because 150 children are sexually abused every day in New York. Passing the Child Victims Act is so important because children everywhere deserve to be protected. (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 Assembly approves of this measure, and now children need your support! Let’s come to a compromise on this issue. 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 and be a hero for kids everywhere.
Organization (if applicable)
Please refer to my advocacy page for letters of support.
Note: Please change S809 to Child Victims Act.