Senators Joe Robach (R-C-I, Rochester), Rich Funke (R-C-I, Fairport), Patrick Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), Pam Helming (R-C-I, Canandaigua), Rob Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda), and Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst) today issued the following joint statement:
"The Monroe County Senate Delegation today stands united in support of the JCC of Rochester and the Town of Brighton in Senator Robach's 56th District. Whether this event, like others across the country, was a true threat or cruel prank does not matter. It does matter that this community stands up to say there is no place in this region, this state, or this nation for religious hatred that targets innocent children at a daycare center. That's morally reprehensible and completely unacceptable. We are adding our voices to Leader Flanagan's call for stiffer penalties for this type of crime and will be working to see that legislation through to passage in the days to come."