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“JUST SAY NO!” TO THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

Join us this Friday, March 18th 2016 to “Just Say No!” to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This is the first in a series of actions in advance of the April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, designed to call attention for public health oriented approaches to drug use. WHAT: Rally and protest […]

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, alyssa@vocal-ny.org Elected Officials, Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo to Fully Fund Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic Months After Public Commitment, Coalition Calls on Governor To Fulfill His Promise of a $70 Million Investment in Public Health, Housing to End AIDS in NY Albany, NY – In June 2014, Governor Cuomo […]

Amid Homelessness Crisis, Major Advocacy & Labor Groups Release Report Demanding Action from New York State

Homelessness is at a record high in New York City, and advocates and labor unions have grown increasingly frustrated with Governor Cuomo’s inaction to address the crisis. In a new report, New York Needs a 21st Century Homeless Plan, leading homeless advocates Community Service Society and VOCAL-NY, along with the city’s largest public sector union […]

Announcing new leadership at VOCAL-NY!

A message from outgoing Executive Director Jennifer Flynn: We have exciting news: Last week, our Board of Directors named Alyssa Aguilera and Jeremy Saunders the new Co-Executive Directors of VOCAL-NY! Jeremy has been the Lead Organizer at VOCAL-NY for eight years, where he oversees our community organizing, leadership development, and campaign work.  He has worked as a […]

Press Release: Affordable Housing and Homelessness Advocates Applaud Mayor  de Blasio’s Announcement of 15,000 Supportive Housing Units

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 18, 2015 CONTACT: Jennifer Flynn, 917-517-5202, jennifer@vocal-ny.org Affordable Housing and Homelessness Advocates Applaud Mayor de Blasio’s Announcement of 15,000 Supportive Housing Units, Call on Gov. Cuomo to Immediately Match Commitment New York, NY – Advocates are describing action announced by the de Blasio administration as a major positive step toward […]

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President Obama to Congress: ‘ban the box’ President Barack Obama wants federal employers to delay asking about a job candidates criminal history at least until later in the hiring process. Sharon Crowley | November 2, 2015 President Barack Obama wants federal employers to delay asking about a job candidates criminal history at least until later […]

City Limits: How a New NYC Law Will Change Life for Employers and Job-Seekers

How a New NYC Law Will Change Life for Employers and Job-Seekers Marc Bussanich | November 4, 2015 Late last month, New York City’s Fair Chance Act took effect. A response to the epidemic of arrest and incarceration that particularly affected communities of color, the law prevents an employer from checking into an applicant’s arrest […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to ‘Ban the Box’ on Criminal Records Kanya D’Almeida | November 3, 2015 Criminal justice advocates scored a big win Monday with President Obama’s announcement of new measures aimed at easing reintegration of returning citizens—individuals released from state and federal prisons—who number more than 600,000 annually. As part of a broader plan to […]