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Mourning the loss of our friend and fighter, James Dean

This week we mourn the loss of James Dean. A committed board member and leader of VOCAL at the forefront of the 30% rent cap campaign, fight for a fair economy and so much more. James will be remembered for his warm smile and joy while fighting for housing, human rights and the basic dignity […]

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV TO RECEIVE HOUSING AND FOOD ASSISTANCE   Governor Cuomo acted yesterday to make New York City HASA benefits available to public assistance recipients with HIV regardless of whether they have ever had an AIDS diagnosis, a key demand of the End AIDS NY 2020 Coalition and one of VOCAL’s […]

New Report Details Dramatic Statewide Increase in Homelessness in New York

A report released today by a coalition of homeless advocacy and social justice organizations details an alarming increase in homelessness across New York State. Authored by Community Voices Heard, Hunger Action Network of New York State, Mt. Vernon United Tenants, Inc, Nobody Leaves Mid Hudson, NY Communities for Change, and VOCAL New York, includes findings that: Between 2011, when Governor […]

Advocates Praise AG Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, matt@vocal-ny.org Mika de Roo, 347-473-7436, m.deroo@housingworks.org Advocates Praise Attorney General’s Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions Continue to Call on Gilead and other Drug Manufacturers to Lower Unethically High Hepatitis Drug Prices NEW YORK, NY – Today people […]

Press Release: NYC Overdose Deaths Up, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 22, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, matt@vocal-ny.org, Kassandra Frederique, 646-209-0374, kfrederique@drugpolicy.org Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities After Fifth Straight Year of Increasing Drug Overdose Deaths in NYC  NYC Drug Overdoses Killed 886 People in 2015, Increase of 10%, Bronx Hardest Hit New York, NY – Following Mayor […]

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2016 Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, alyssa@vocal-ny.org New Yorkers Victimized by the Drug War Demand Closure of Rikers Island Jail Complex Ahead of Major United Nations Meeting on Global Drug Policy, Protesters Denounce Drug War Policies that Have Grown NYC Jails New York, NY – Today, New Yorkers who have been […]

ADVISORY: Victims of Drug War Demand Closure of Rikers Island

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2016 Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, alyssa@vocal-ny.org New Yorkers Victimized by the Drug War Demand Closure of Rikers Island  Ahead of Major United Nations Meeting on Global Drug Policy, Protesters Denounce Drug War Policies that Have Grown NYC Jails WHAT: Protest Demanding Closure of Rikers Island WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016 […]

Announcing VOCAL Washington!

We have exciting news! After seeing the success of VOCAL-NY’s organizing model, our long-time friends at the Public Defender Association – a leading legal advocacy organization in Seattle – approached us to collaborate on a new project to put people who use drugs, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the formerly incarcerated at the front of […]