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Sending the Sick Into the Streets? How Drug Tests Will Lock Homeless New Yorkers With HIV/AIDS Out of Shelters By Jaron Benjamin and Mike Selick April 26, 2012 There is an awful trend toward drug testing for public benefits sweeping through our nation. In late 2011, Florida began drug testing for the Temporary Assistance for Needy […]

New York HIV/AIDS Housing Conference: Housing & Healthcare Reform

Monday, May 7th 9AM – 3PM Center for Worker Education – Murphy Institute – CUNY 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor, Manhattan   Housing for people living with HIV/AIDS is essential for improving health and prevention outcomes. The conference will include presentations by housing providers and government officials discussing the most important program and policy […]

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 […]

Doar Wayne near office

HRA Commissioner Robert Doar just released another major HASA policy announcement under the radar, this time through a far-right think tank. According to the Manhattan Institute, 1,300 dependents of HASA clients will now be required to work, which will change the overall household budget for HASA clients and presumably result in sanctions for people living with HIV/AIDS […]

tale of two cities

Join New Yorkers for Health & Safety on April 24th to call for an end to Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD’s costly, racially biased and illegal marijuana arrests crusade. WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th from 12-2 P.M. WHERE: Meet at Foley Square in Manhattan GETTING THERE: Take the 4, 5 or 6 trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Despite hundreds of […]

Hep C signs

Hep C POWER Academy: Build Community Power To End Hep C! VOCAL-NY is now accepting applications for our Hep C POWER Academy, a leadership develop program for people living with or affected by hepatitis C. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 13th. Participants who attend all trainings will receive a certificate of completion. WHAT: Intensive […]

Protesting Bloomberg’s Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests Crusade

For immediate release: March 29, 2012 ~ Drug Policy Alliance | IJJRA | VOCAL-NY Community Members March to Mayor Bloomberg’s House to Protest Out of Control Marijuana Arrest Crusade in NYC Under Bloomberg, More Than 400,000 People Arrested on Low-Level Marijuana Charges in NYC, at a cost of over $600 Million; Most Are Black and Latino, Despite […]

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, […]

signs

On March 20th, Occupy Albany and VOCAL-NY directed their frustration over corruption in the capitol at one of Albany’s great enablers this morning, protesting longtime conservative talk show host and News Corp. employee Fred Dicker for his continued parroting of Governor Cuomo’s pro-corporate agenda favoring the 1%. State police held back the protestors while Governor 1% […]