BUFFALO, NY – Today, Fighting for Children, a Political Action Committee dedicated to securing justice for survivors of sexual abuse endorsed Amber Small in the Democratic primary for the State Senate’s 60th District.
“As a lifelong community activist, I’m determined to pass the Child Victims Act and stand up for families in Albany,” said Amber Small “The status quo is failing New Yorkers who have experienced sexual abuse, and it is time to offer the survivors of these crimes opportunities for closure. Working together, we can overcome the decades-long impasse that has prevented meaningful change."
“We are proud to endorse Amber Small and applaud her commitment to reforming the state’s statute of limitations when it comes to child sex abuse to better protect the children of New York,” said Gary Greenberg, founder of Fighting for Children. “The number of child sexual abuse victims in the state is stunning, where about one out of five kids are abused. With the help of independent candidates like Amber we are working together to make this statistic a thing of the past.”
Fighting for Children is a Political Action Committee founded by New York investor and abuse survivor Gary Greenberg. The mission of the PAC is to support the passing of the Omnibus Child Act that seeks to eliminate both criminal and civil statutes of limitations for offenders of sexual abuse against minors. The Act also provides an important one-year window to allow survivors previously barred from identifying their abuser in civil court. Fighting for Children will actively campaign in 19 state senate districts and 5 Assembly districts to elect supporters to Albany.
Small serves as the Executive Director of the Parkside Community Association. In this role she is an advocate for 2,500 residents, working to enhance their quality of life through crime prevention, traffic calming, fair housing advocacy and more. Amber also serves on the Board of Directors for B-Team Buffalo, and is a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders council. She proudly serves as Vice Chair of WEPAC, a nonpartisan group focused on increasing female involvement in politics and government. Amber is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, and resides in North Buffalo’s Parkside neighborhood with her family. New York's Sixtieth Senate District is located wholly in Erie County and includes the communities of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, Kenmore, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Evans, Brant, and the City of Buffalo. Small is endorsed by the Democratic Party, the Working Families Party and the Women’s Equality Party.