ALBANY, NY (07/14/2009)(readMedia)-- Survivors of electroshock and allies take action and respond to the Office of Mental Health's 13 July 2009 Advisory concerning the use of electroshock on children, questioning why the government will not ban brain--damaging electroshock on children under 16 in New York State.
At the press conference, a public plea to find a Senator to sponsor Assemblyman Felix Ortiz's bill, A8779, which would ban the use of shock on children under 16 and put restrictions on its use, particularly on Senior Citizens will be made.
New York State Office of Mental Health, New York State's children and families. Survivors of Electroshock and Allies. WE THE PEOPLE
Action with Press Conference to immediately follow in response to Office of Mental Health Advisory on the use of electroshock (electroconvulsive 'treatment', ECT) on children in New York State.
|WHEN:||Tuesday July 14, 2009 at 03:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||44 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
WE THE PEOPLE, born out of the murder-by-neglect of Esmin Green at Kings County Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room June 19, 2009, call for a ban on the use of electroshock on children under 16 in New York State. This press conference is part of a 24 hour demonstration and vigil taking place at another location (east lawn of the capitol building: see press release to follow). www.theopalproject.org/ectban.html for information for audience.