Browsing Category 'Economy & Democracy'

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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 […]

PR: 99% Cheerleaders Urge Senator Schumer to Join the Team: Say “NO” to Fiscal Cliffs and Grand Bargains

For immediate release: November 9, 2012 | Contact: Jeremy Saunders, 917-676-8041, Jeremy@vocal-ny.org 99% Cheerleaders Urge Senator Schumer to Join the Team: Say “NO” to Fiscal Cliffs and Grand Bargains Medicaid/Medicare cheerleaders call on NY’s top Dem to tax the top 2% and corporations to avoid any cuts to healthcare and “entitlement” programs View photos online or scroll […]

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH IS ELECTION DAY Leave a comment on our Facebook page after you vote! (Polling information below is for New York City residents.) When: Polls are open on Tuesday, November 6th from 6am – 9pm. Polling locations: There are several ways to find out where to vote, including: Visiting www.whosontheballot.org or the Board of Elections website and enter […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2012 | Contact: Jaron Benjamin, (718) 864-3932 (cell) New Yorkers Bring Senator Schumer A Spine, Demand He Stand Up For A “Fair Deal” That Protects Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security By Taxing The Super-Rich Seniors, People With AIDS & Low-Income NY’ers Reject A “Grand Bargain” That Trades Away Healthcare and Social […]

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 “Grimm” Reaper March Dramatizes Attack On Medicare, Tax Breaks for Millionaires New Yorkers Relying on Medicare Present Checks to Millionaires from Embattled Congressman Michael Grimm VOCAL-NY members and leaders marched in protest of Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm outside of his Brooklyn office, denouncing Grimm’s vote to extend tax cuts to millionaires while destroying health […]

Brian Pearson

We joined Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and other advocates on June 7, 2012 to endorse the New York Voter Empowerment Act. Brian Pearson, a VOCAL-NY member from Queens who is formerly incarcerated, delivered the following statement during the campaign launch at New York City […]

Knocking on Treasury Secretary Geithner’s Door for a Robin Hood Tax

VOCAL-NY knocked on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s door on Sunday, May 20th with other affiliates from National People’s Action and the National Domestic Workers Alliance to demand he support a Robin Hood tax and a thorough investigation of the bankers who caused the housing crisis. Although Secretary Geithner appeared to be home at the time, he declined […]