New York advocates — we need your help!
The Child Abuse Reporting Expansion Act, better know as the CARE Act, is still pending in both the New York Assembly and the Senate, and legislators need to hear from you about how important this issue is. Take action today, and make sure that this vital issue doesn’t lose traction!
The CARE Act will require clergy members to report the abuse of a child when it becomes known to them. As more and more cases come to light revealing instances of abuse, it is long past due to require these perpetrators to face justice. With the mandate that clergy members report abuse, children will have another outlet to report these crimes. It’s time for the church to be brought up to the same standards of accountability as the rest of the state. Tell your lawmakers to take a stand!
The CARE Act does include an unfortunate exception for abuse learned during confession or other similar clerical sessions, but still the bill moves the law in the right direction.
Now is the perfect time to take action, so that legislators can plan their priorities for early next year. Make sure this issue is at the forefront of their mind! We’ve included suggested language through the “Take Action” button, which can be customized to your liking. For best results, please be succinct and polite.
(Note: You must live in this state to take part in this action alert.)