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VOCAL-NY Statement on NYPD Directive to Deprioritize Arrests of Drug Users, Dealers That Pose Little Public Safety Threat

Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, alyssa@vocal-ny.org NEW YORK, NY – In response to NYPD directive to deprioritize arrests of drug users and dealers that pose little public safety threat from Alyssa Aguilera, Political Director, VOCAL-NY:  “The past forty years of failed drug war tactics has done nothing to reduce drug use or enhance public safety in our […]

VOCAL-NY’s She’s so VOCAL Gala

SAVE THE DATE June 18th, 2015,  6 – 9 pm 1199/SEIU Penthouse 330 West 42nd St. New York, NY 10036 Register and buy tickets here. Can’t make it? You can still donate here. If you have any questions, please contact Tatiana Nobels at tatiana@vocal-ny.org or 914-257-9232.   HONORING Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate Oona Adams, […]

Gothamist: Thousands March Over Brooklyn Bridge To Demand “Real” Affordable Rent

Thousands March Over Brooklyn Bridge To Demand “Real” Affordable Rent Emma Whitford | May 15, 2015 Bobby Tolbert currently lives in transitional housing in Mott Haven because he can’t afford to find a permanent home. He’s been HIV positive for over 20 years, and is on disability. “I’ve been navigating the shelter system for ten […]

Capital New York: Cuomo takes aim at de Blasio, again

Cuomo takes aim at de Blasio, again Jimmy Vielkind | May 15, 2015 ALBANY—Another day, another banana peel tossed by Andrew Cuomo onto Bill de Blasio’s path to national relevance. The latest was Cuomo’s statement to the Associated Press that he stands with the police and firefighter unions in their fight with the de Blasio […]

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East New York Residents Demand Relief From Gentrification’s Tightening Grip Emma Whitford | May 13, 2015 A celebratory mood prevailed at yesterday’s rally for affordable housing in East New York’s Highland Park, where hundreds of housing activists, union representatives, students, clergy members and long-time residents gathered to protest increasingly “crazy” rents and demand fair rezoning. […]

VOCAL Guide to Your Week: Housing is a Human Right!

This Week Tuesday, 5/12 @ 6PM: Join community, faith and labor organizations demanding affordable housing built with union labor in East New York and across the city. East New York is the first community targeted for major rezoning so the fight starts there! Where: Highland Park in East New York Brooklyn (corner of Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue). […]

Press Release: Activists Target Hedge Fund Managers Cashing In On Predatory Drug Pricing Schemes from Gilead Sciences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 5, 2015 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, matt@vocal-ny.org Gilead’s decisions artificially inflate prices, limit patient access while raking in billions in profits New York, NY – On the eve of Gilead Science’s annual shareholder meeting, activists criticized the pharmaceutical giant’s decision to price its Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) cure out of […]

Daily News: Mayor de Blasio betrays the cause: A participant in New York’s Baltimore solidarity protests says hizzoner’s defense of the NYPD crackdown insults the history of civil disobedience

Mayor de Blasio betrays the cause: A participant in New York’s Baltimore solidarity protests says hizzoner’s defense of the NYPD crackdown insults the history of civil disobedience Jason Walker | May 2, 2015 I was one of the 147 people arrested by the NYPD at Wednesday night protests demanding justice for Freddie Gray, the black […]

VOCAL-NY Guide To Your Week, May 3, 2015: An End to AIDS, A Call to Action!

This Week Tuesday, 5/5 @ 11:30AM: Protest big investors in Gilead, the drug company making a killing off unethically high pricing of Hepatitis C treatment. Where: 59th Street & 5th Ave, meet at the water fountain. Travel: N,Q,R trains to 5th Ave-59th Street; 4,5,6 trains to 59th Street. Contact: Fred Wright at 646-321-5282 or fred@vocal-ny.org. Wednesday, […]

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Critican tácticas de NYPD para arrestar manifestantes Líderes evidencian mal manejo policial de la protesta del miércoles en Union Square Joaquin Botero | April 30, 2015 NUEVA YORK – El Departamento de Policía de Nueva York (NYPD) volvió a enfrentar este jueves una nueva demostración, pero esta vez fueron activistas y políticos que criticaron a […]

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Cuomo Announces Plan to Cut New AIDS Cases in New York Anemona Hartocollis | April 29, 2015 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday what he called a blueprint to virtually eliminate AIDS in New York, a package of new laws and more aggressive use of antiretroviral drugs that brought cheers from some activists, if […]

Contact: Mandela Jones, 914-610-0942 *MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY APRIL 30, 1 PM* Elected Officials, Community Groups & Activists to Call on Mayor de Blasio to Stop Unjustified, Violent Arrests of Peaceful Protesters Following protests around nation and 100+ arrests in NYC, community leaders will demand end to excessive force by NYPD, protection of civil liberties […]