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Why I Marched Sunday (And How Mayor de Blasio Made it Worth It) Brian Pearson | September 22, 2014 I had two reasons for marching in the People’s Climate March on Sunday. First, I wanted to send a message that low-income people and people of color care about climate change. Across the globe, from New […]

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We Need to Change the Climate By Robert Tolbert | September 22, 2014 We need to change the climate. Yes, I am speaking about the actual climate. We need to stop fracking. We need to clean up our air and water. We need to recycle, rebuild, and retrofit. But we also need to change our […]

VOCAL-NY at Rising Voices for a New Economy conference

VOCAL-NY’s Bobby Tolbert delivered a powerful speech about putting people first in our politics and our economy during the Rising Voices for a New Economy conference in Washington, DC on April 27th, 2014. Bobby spoke as a person living with HIV who relies on public programs providing life-saving medicine, housing and other essential services, which are often […]

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Join us next Tuesday, September 17th at 4:30pm at outside the United Nations at 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues for a rally and march demanding funding to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic! We’re at a critical moment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  We have more evidence than ever before about what works to prevent new […]

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For Immediate Release August 20th, 2013 Activists Block Traffic on West Side Highway Outside Verizon’s NYC HQ Over Company’s Tax Dodging New York City Participates in National Week of Action to Expose Tax Dodging, Fight Back Against Corporations Advocating for Cuts to Public Services PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE New York, NY: Community leaders were arrested today […]

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RESOLUTION IN NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL: TAX WALL STREET TRANSACTIONS FEDERAL LEGISLATION WOULD RAISE UP TO  $350 BILLION A YEAR IN REVENUE FOR COMMUNITIES, FUND AIDS TREATMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE; WOULD HELP SLOW DOWN SPECULATIVE TRADING, SAY EXPERTS New York City –  Council Members Jumaane Williams and Stephen Levin announced today introduction of a resolution […]

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March 5th, 2013 Sequester Backlash Begins: Vulnerable NYers Protest Outside Verizon HQ NYC Residents Soon to be Hardest Hit By Cuts Demand Wealthy, Corporations Pay Their Fair Share  New York, NY: The backlash against Sequester cuts has begun in NYC, with dozens of vulnerable New Yorkers protesting upcoming cuts in the early afternoon of Tuesday, […]

Stop Sequestration, Make Corporations Pay Their Fair Share

Join us Tuesday, March 5th to demand corporate tax dodger Verizon pay their fair share and help stop devastating budget cuts. Automatic across-the-board budget cuts called sequestration are about to take effect because Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party decided to protect Wall Street and the wealthiest 1% instead of poor and working families. Some of the loudest […]

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Fix The Debt Protest Draws Activists, Inflatable Pig WASHINGTON — More than 100 union members and progressive activists marched to a Capitol Hill hotel Wednesday to protest a meeting of corporate chiefs, lobbyists and former elected officials involved in the Campaign to Fix the Debt. “Today we’re here to protest against the Fix the Debt committee,” said Bobby Tolbert, a board member […]

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February 6, 2013 Contact: Ilana Berger (347) 645-4255 Response to Mayor Bloomberg’s Announcement of Federal Grants for Sandy Relief Joint Statement from: Members of the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding (ALIGN-NY, The Coalition for the Homeless, Community Voices Heard, Good Jobs New York, Hunger Action Network of New York State, New York Communities for Change, Make the […]

Calling For Fair & Equitable Rebuilding After Sandy

(VOCAL-NY helped draft this open letter to local and national officials calling for a fair and equitable rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.) January 3, 2013 New York State and the New York metro region have been hit by two major tropical storms in the past two years. In October, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of downstate New […]

Daily News: The Push For Federal Sandy Aid Continues

(Below is an excerpt, read the full article here) The Push For Federal Sandy Aid Continues BY CELESTE KATZ | DECEMBER 17, 2012 Even as the nation mourns the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, with the first slain children, six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner, being laid to rest today, an untold number of people are […]