From the Morning Memo:

Advocates for a bill that would make it easier for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse to file lawsuits are rallying local-level constituents of Republican state senators in a bid to save the measure in the budget talks.

The group New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators is applying pressure to lawmakers through a letter-writing campaign that aims to rally little league organizations, parent-teacher groups and similar entities. The campaign being organized in the home districts of Sens. John Bonacic, John DeFrancisco, Pat Gallivan, Andrew Lanza and Cathy Young.

“We write you with urgency regarding the safety and well-being of Upstate New York’s children,” one of the letter states sent to a parent-teacher organization in Bonacic’s district.

“State Senator John Bonacic is doing everything he can to protect sexual predators in this district and throughout New York State, by actively blocking a common-sense piece of legislation that would bring them to justice.”

The bill, known in Albany as the Child Victims Act, appears to have fallen out of the budget talks as lawmakers have disagreed over the creation of a one-year “look back” window for survivors to file claims.

The budget, scheduled to be approved Thursday, is yet to be agreed to by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers.