Gary Greenberg, a child sex abuse survivor in Albany has been pressing for the route for the Child Victims Act to pass through once and for all. The bill would allow a passage for victims to seek justice, as grown adults – even if their abuse occurred in childhood. Greenberg is calling upon state leaders in New York for a special session to finally move the bill into place.
A new letter from Greenberg has been sent to Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, urging them for prompt action due to this crisis. The letter comes on the heels of recent reports of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and the sexual abuse he allegedly committed to children in New York and New Jersey.
“The time has come Governor, Speaker, Majority Leader and the state Legislature to come to Albany for a special session and pass a (Child Victims Act) that will give justice not only to the cardinal’s victims, as well as thousands and thousands of other prior victims in this state,” Greenberg wrote. “The Cardinal McCarrick abuse once and for all proves why statute of limitations need to be removed from child sexual abuse laws. Victims never forget!!!”
Greenberg does not discount the fact that the Assembly has previously passed a bill in which the Senate lists three versions along with Cuomo’s inclusion of a separate task in his recent state budget proposal – but was unfortunately jettisoned from the final draft.
“The citizens and voters of New York are fed up with a Legislature and governor that refuse to work together to pass a law,” Greenberg wrote. “You must come back to Albany now and pass a Child Victims Act. Pass a bill that will heal victims, give justice and take predators off the streets.”
Greenberg goes on to say that this bill can be included seamlessly with other pending legislation, including the city’s need to expand speeding cameras around schools. “The victims need to win here, and with inaction only the predators win,” Greenberg pleaded.
Other advocates for the CVA along with other child sex abuse survivors are not pushing for this. Instead, they are hoping to see the Democrats win control of the Senate in November so that a more-strict bill can be served in its place rather than a compromised one that does not fit their own personal criteria.
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