Browsing Category 'Economy & Democracy'


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, 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 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 […]