A VOCAL-NY member was brutally assaulted in an unprovoked attack by a senior NYPD officer on October 14th during an Occupy Wall Street march. Although initial press coverage focused on Mr. Rivera-Pitre’s HIV status, there was practically zero risk of transmission to the police officer who assaulted him. Mr. Rivera-Pitre helped lead the Millionaires March […]
VOCAL-NY leader Jim Lister was featured in an AOL story on housing activists involved in Occupy Wall Street, where he highlighted our campaign to prevent homelessness for thousands of low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and their families through a 30% rent cap. The article featured stories from across the country by our allies affiliated […]
(VOCAL-NY Board member and leader Wanda Hernandez was profiled in a recent article on housing challenges facing New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.) Gaps in Housing Program Leave Tough Choices for People with HIV Zach Bergson for Gotham Gazette | August 15, 2011 11:11 AM “I’m paying over 71 percent of my check toward rent. A […]
Advocates Demand Full Restoration of Proposed Cuts to Housing & Nutrition Programs, Support for 30% Rent Cap Bill To Prevent Homelessness LGBT New Yorkers and allies rallied outside Mayor Bloomberg’s speech on marriage equality at Cooper Union on May 26th to draw attention to the harmful impact of his HIV/AIDS policies. Mayor Bloomberg’s final Executive […]
Check out photos from our town hall forum on Women, HIV/AIDS & Social Justice on May 5th. Special thanks for Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Unique Robinson, Tracie Gardner, Ginny Shuberg and Jennifer Flynn.
Released on January 29th, 2010, Stuck in the System: Expanding Syringe Access by Reconciling the Penal Code with the Public Health Law documents research ﬁndings based on surveys and one-on-one interviews with participants in syringe access programs. Through this research, VOCAL-NY Users Union members sought to explore the impact of the New York State Penal Code and law […]