Watch: New York lawmakers share their own stories of child sexual abuse

Originally published in Democrat & Chronicle on January 29, 2019.

One by one, they stood to share the painful memories of some of the most traumatic experiences of their lives as their colleagues listened and cameras rolled. 

"It is probably one of the most important things I will do in my life. And I mean that sincerely because a lot of the times, anybody who is the victim of trauma will keep it silent," Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, D-Pelham, Westchester County, said Tuesday, a day after the dramatic vote.