Browsing Category 'Economy & Democracy'

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 […]

office sandy halloween 2012

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 […]

Schumer spine lobby

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 […]

grimm check

 “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 […]

ACT UP & Occupy – Tax Wall Street To Fight AIDS

On April 25th, VOCAL-NY joined ACT UP for a march marking their 25th anniversary that called for a Financial Speculation Tax, also known as the “Robin Hood Tax,” to fund domestic and global healthcare, including universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment. A Robin Hood Tax would raise revenue to save lives while discouraging speculative activity that helped […]

Living with HIV/AIDS in an era of austerity

VOCAL-NY Board member Wayne Starks spoke about living with HIV/AIDS in an age of austerity and called on the top 1% to pay their fair share during our tax day protestin April. Watch the speech below.    

AP/Wall Street Journal: Progressive groups question CEO lobby for Cuomo

Progressive groups question CEO lobby for Cuomo April 23, 2012 Albany, NY — Two of New York’s growing progressive groups said Monday that a committee of CEOs lobbying on behalf of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is really a “Super PAC” for wealthy interests that a state regulatory board has failed to investigate. Community Voices Heard and […]

PR: ‘99% Spring’ Holds April 16 Rush Hour Rally to Demand Fair Economy, Passage of the ‘Buffett Rule’ on Eve of Major Tax Day Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2012 Contact: Jeremy Saunders, (917) 676-8041, jeremy@vocal-ny.org | Chris Keeley, (917) 847-3625, chris@CVHaction.org ‘99% Spring’ Holds April 16 Rush Hour Rally to Demand Fair Economy, Passage of the ‘Buffet Rule’ on Eve of Major Tax Day Actions For more photos, visit VOCAL-NY’s Flickr here. For video coverage, visit VOCAL-NY’s YouTube […]

VOCAL Joins Community Voices Heard and Other Allies for 99% Spring Training and Action

VOCAL, CVH and 99% Spring Allies march to 1%er Bruce Kovner’s Home For more photos, visit VOCAL-NY’s Flickr album here. For video coverage, visit VOCAL-NY’s YouTube page here. New York – More than 150 New Yorkers marched to the home of a Wall Street 1%er, Bruce Kovner, to demand he pay his fair share of […]

Remembering Ramon Velasquez

Ramon Velasquez crossed over on March 27th at a nursing home in Staten Island. He was a longterm survivor of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C and a fierce community activist. A service will be held on March 29th from 6pm – 8pm at Brooklyn Funeral home at 2380 Pacific Street. Ramon is survived by his brother, daughter, […]