I was in Albany, New York, today to advocate for the Child Victims Act (CVA), the long overdue bill to extend New York’s stunted child sex abuse statutes of limitations. I am honored to work with amazing survivors of child sex abuse, like Kathryn Robb, Steve Jimenez, Rich Tollner, Tim Echausse, Beth McCabe, Shaun Dougherty, Connie Altamirano, and many others. Many of us have been working on this bill for over a decade.
Since the Boston Globe revealed the pattern of institutional child sex abuse in the Spotlight series, the question has been: what can we do for these victims? The victims’ stories are heartbreaking, and the numbers shocking. They assumed no one would listen to them and, worse, no one cared what happened to them; they suffered the fallout of child sex abuse: depression, PTSD, addictions, and life challenges.
One of the rules I tell my students is to “never lie to the feds.” It just doesn’t pay as Martha Stewart will attest. As the White House has now learned, it also doesn’t pay to lie despite FBI investigations. The trademark of the Trump Administration is to lie when caught red-handed. Trump himself has tried to say that over a dozen women are not telling the truth about his sexual misconduct. Haha. He’s even said that a video with his face and his voice isn’t him.
@Corey_Feldman@SenFlanagan@child_usa Corey was amazing in Albany. So proud to have him as CHILD USA’s National Ambassador. The next 10 days in New York are critically important for the NY CVA, which will identify the hidden child molesters in the state.
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Selecting a term
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