The political action committee that supports the passage of the Child Victims Act has endorsed Democratic Assembly hopeful Christine Pellegrino in the May 23 special election.
The PAC, Fighting for Children, was formed by Greene County businessman Gary Greenberg to push for the passage of the bill that makes it easier for the survivors of sexual abuse to file lawsuits.
“We are proud to endorse candidates committed to reforming the state’s statute of limitations for child sex abuse to better protect the children of New York,” said Gary Greenberg, founder of Fighting for Children. “Christine Pellegrino will be a great addition to New York’s Assembly. Her tireless commitment to families in Nassau and Suffolk county prove she will be a strong ally in our efforts to protect all children from evil predators.
Pellegrino is running for the seat vacated by Republican Joseph Saladino, who is now the town supervisor of Oyster Bay.
“We stand today with victims and their families, for justice,long denied and overdue,” Pellegrino said in a statement. “I commend Fighting for Children PAC for their advocacy on behalf of victims of child sexual abuse and for raising awareness about this critical issue to protect all of our children.”