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Monday, May 24, 2010
Urgent Action: Help Pass Anti-Strangulation Bill NOW! | Program on Men & Domestic Violence - This Thursday
TAKE ACTION! Support Harsher Penalties for Abusers That Strangle Leaders on This Bill Need to Hear From You
Incredibly, in New York, choking or strangling someone by compressing her neck is not considered an assault. Although this is a terrifying form of abuse that could be deadly, the bar for evidence of physical injury under current law is set far too high to make an arrest. That's because choking someone often leaves little physical evidence of abuse, letting batterers get away without penalty.
NOW-NYC is poised to change this, but we need your help to make it happen! We worked directly with our allies in the Senate and Assembly to get a strong anti-strangulation bill introduced (S-6987A/A-10161A) that would make it a crime to choke or suffocate someone, whether or not the victim sustains a visible physical injury. With all the bills competing for attention, it will make a big difference for our leaders to hear that this issue is a priority.
Here's How to Take Action: Please take five minutes to call the three key sponsors TODAY and tell them:
"Thank you so much for sponsoring the anti-strangulation bill (S-6987A /
A-10161A ). As a New Yorker who cares about ending domestic violence, I commend your leadership on this issue. I urge you to make sure this gets passed quickly in the Senate and Assembly."
NOW-NYC thanks you for your support on this issue. It will be a five minutes well spent! Learn more at right.
MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM THIS WEEK Violence Unmasked: The Men Behind the Abuse & The Culture That Fuels It This Thursday, May 27th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
We have been deluged by news of high profile domestic violence cases: the Patterson cover-up, White Plains mayor Adam Bradley, ex-Senator Hiram Monserrate, and singer Chris Brown. Join us for an inside look on the men who abuse, how to prevent the violence, and how we're working to strengthen our domestic violence laws. Panelists: - Phyllis B. Frank, Director, VCS Domestic Violence Program for Men - Dan Goodman, Program Coordinator, Choices, Fordham & Tremont - Stephanie Nilva, Esq., Executive Director, Day One - Sonia Ossorio, Moderator, Executive Director, NOW-NYC
Please RSVP: 212.627.9895 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Learn More Event Location: NOW-NYC, 150 W. 28th St. #304 @ 7th Avenue, NYC Subway: 1, R, W, 6 to 28th St. | B, D, F, V, Q, N, A, C, 2, 3 to 34th St.