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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 […]

Friday: Victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ Protest the Chinese Government for Leading the World in Executions

For Immediate Release: April 7th, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, Tony Newman, 646-335-5384 Friday Action: Victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ Protest the Chinese Government for Leading the World in Executions In 2014, China executed more people than all countries combined, including many for drug-related offenses Ahead of major United Nations meeting on global drug policy, […]

Press Release: Risking Arrest, AIDS Activists Commit to Occupying War Room for 24 Hours to Secure $70 Million for End AIDS Funding

For Immediate Release| March 28, 2016 Press Release Contact: Jeremy Saunders, 917-676-8041 / jeremy@vocal-ny.org Without Any Meaningful Commitment from Governor Cuomo to Fund Housing Assistance for HIV+ New Yorkers, the AIDS Community Returns to its Activist Roots Activists Will Honor the Over 100,000 New Yorkers Who Have Died of AIDS by Replicating the World AIDS […]

Just Say “Nyet” to Russian Drug Policy!

Join us this Friday, March 25, 2016 to “Just Say Nyet!” to the Russian government’s disastrous drug policies! This is the second in a series of actions in advance of the April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which are designed to call attention for public health oriented approaches to drug use. What: Protest at […]