April 13, 2013

Letters to the Editor: April 13, 2013


---- — Pro-Life event

TO THE EDITOR: I urge you to attend a candlelight vigil for life that is being held in Albany on April 15.

As you may be aware, Gov. Cuomo is pushing abortion expansion as a part of a “women’s equality” bill. I know I don’t need to tell you that more abortion won’t progress women. In fact, New York is already the “abortion capital” of the United States; for more information, go to:

More abortion is far from what women in New York need. And that is why I think it’s very important there is a large gathering of people (and especially of women) for life at this candlelight vigil, so that Gov. Cuomo gets the message that women need more support, not more abortion.

If you want to learn more, go here to view a video http://youtube/3FMjkuCFAto discussing Gov. Cuomo’s abortion expansion efforts and why they are bad for women and bad for life.

There is a Facebook event here:

Please consider attending, and spread the word among your friends.

The Candlelight Vigil for Life will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 15, at West Capitol Park, outside the State Capitol Building, Albany.




Candlelight vigil

TO THE EDITOR: Why is it important to raise awareness of victims of crime in our community?

It is important because we must reach out to the victims to help them find and receive better services, to better understand these victims and find better ways to help them in their situations.

This year, the mission of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 21 to 27) theme is “New Challenges. New Solutions.”

Providing support to all victims and honoring them are the main reasons for the annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. According to the Office for Victims of Crime, about 50 percent of violent crimes are not reported, and only a fraction of victims receive the help they need.

It’s time for us to stand up and recognize all victims of all crimes during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

From 7 to 8 p.m. April 25, STOP Domestic Violence/Behavioral Health Services North will be holding an outdoor Candlelight Vigil at the SUNY Plattsburgh Angell College Center Plaza. Come light a candle to pay tribute to crime victims and to raise awareness in our community for their rights.



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