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Summary of Federal HIV/AIDS Housing Funding | November 22nd, 2011   HOPWA FY12 FUNDING For the second year in a row, funding for HOPWA was cut by Congress and President Obama. The final HOPWA funding level for FY12 will be $332 million, compared with $334.3 million in FY11 and $335 million in FY10. We supported the […]

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Politico – Bloomberg: Unions hijacked Occupy protest By MJ LEE | Updated: 11/18/11 3:38 PM EST New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested Friday that unions took over the Occupy Wall Street protest yesterday. Wayne Starks, a board member with the grassroots organization Vocal New York, reached out to POLITICO to challenge the mayor’s claim […]

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins | Nov. 14, 2011 It wasn’t the biggest demonstration of the last several months, nor was it the loudest, the most confrontational or the most theatrical. But the location was distinctive: not down on Wall Street, but in midtown Manhattan, outside of Cuomo’s office. Almost 100 protesters called for an extension of […]

Poz Magazine – Occupy Wall Street: Robin Hood Tax Protest (with video) November 2, 2011 A band of demonstrators dressed as Robin Hoods marched across New York City’s Financial District on October 28. No, it wasn’t a Halloween trick—and they weren’t a bunch of merry men. Instead, they’re demanding “Robin Hood”–styled taxes that could generate […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson with Felix and Jaron

Felix was interviewed by Keith Olberman on Countdown on October 19th to discuss the unprovoked assault on him by NYPD Deputy Inspector Johnny “Fists” Cardona. The police are still trying to arrest Felix on fabricated charges in order to cover up the assault. Watch what happened during the Occupy Wall Street march when Felix was attacked and his explanation […]

Gustavo Pedroza and Felix Rivera-Pitre holding a check for $5 billion in tax cuts for the top 1% from the 99% of other NY’ers

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 […]

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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 […]

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(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 […]

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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.

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  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 […]