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March 5th, 2013 Sequester Backlash Begins: Vulnerable NYers Protest Outside Verizon HQ NYC Residents Soon to be Hardest Hit By Cuts Demand Wealthy, Corporations Pay Their Fair Share  New York, NY: The backlash against Sequester cuts has begun in NYC, with dozens of vulnerable New Yorkers protesting upcoming cuts in the early afternoon of Tuesday, […]

Stop Sequestration, Make Corporations Pay Their Fair Share

Join us Tuesday, March 5th to demand corporate tax dodger Verizon pay their fair share and help stop devastating budget cuts. Automatic across-the-board budget cuts called sequestration are about to take effect because Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party decided to protect Wall Street and the wealthiest 1% instead of poor and working families. Some of the loudest […]

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Bloomberg seeks to halt pot jail time By BREANNA EDWARDS | 2/14/13 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today in his State of the City Address that marijuana possession will no longer lead to a night in jail. The policy, proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address early last […]

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Fix The Debt Protest Draws Activists, Inflatable Pig WASHINGTON — More than 100 union members and progressive activists marched to a Capitol Hill hotel Wednesday to protest a meeting of corporate chiefs, lobbyists and former elected officials involved in the Campaign to Fix the Debt. “Today we’re here to protest against the Fix the Debt committee,” said Bobby Tolbert, a board member […]

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January 31, 2013 VOCAL-NY HIV/AIDS Housing Network Analysis Of Mayor Bloomberg’s Preliminary FY14 Budget Contact: Jason Walker, HIV/AIDS Housing Network Coordinator, jason at vocal-ny.org (Read the full budget analysis here.) On January 29th, Mayor Bloomberg released a preliminary $70.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2014, which starts on July 1st.  This is the start of what’s […]

Brian-Sandy-Rally

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 […]

Rochester Democrat And Chronicle Reports On Syringe Access & Medicaid Reform

  Drug addicts considered in New York’s Medicaid reforms [Copied below is an excerpt - read the full article here] Written by Jessica Alaimo | December 2, 2012 To help identify cost savings, a team appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has identified populations who could be helped with changes to the program while savings are […]

12/13: Watch “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” With VOCAL-NY At The Culture Project

Join us for a special showing of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP and a celebration of VOCAL-NY’s HIV/AIDS activism this past year on December 13th at the Culture Project in Manhattan. After the film, we’ll have a Q & A with the film’s producers and VOCAL-NY leaders followed by, of course, a party! What: […]

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VOCAL-NY CITY BUDGET UPDATE- HIV/AIDS Mayor Bloomberg announced roughly $1.7 billion in new budget cuts over the next two years in his midyear November Financial Plan, which he quietly posted online last Friday. It does not include additional costs from Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery, or factor in the potentially devastating austerity measures being considered by […]

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 […]