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Advocates Praise AG Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, matt@vocal-ny.org Mika de Roo, 347-473-7436, m.deroo@housingworks.org Advocates Praise Attorney General’s Deal to Increase Hepatitis C Drug Coverage, Demand End to Illegal Medicaid Treatment Restrictions Continue to Call on Gilead and other Drug Manufacturers to Lower Unethically High Hepatitis Drug Prices NEW YORK, NY – Today people […]

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2016 Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, alyssa@vocal-ny.org New Yorkers Victimized by the Drug War Demand Closure of Rikers Island Jail Complex Ahead of Major United Nations Meeting on Global Drug Policy, Protesters Denounce Drug War Policies that Have Grown NYC Jails New York, NY – Today, New Yorkers who have been […]

ADVISORY: Victims of Drug War Demand Closure of Rikers Island

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2016 Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, alyssa@vocal-ny.org New Yorkers Victimized by the Drug War Demand Closure of Rikers Island  Ahead of Major United Nations Meeting on Global Drug Policy, Protesters Denounce Drug War Policies that Have Grown NYC Jails WHAT: Protest Demanding Closure of Rikers Island WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2016 […]

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, alyssa@vocal-ny.org Elected Officials, Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo to Fully Fund Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic Months After Public Commitment, Coalition Calls on Governor To Fulfill His Promise of a $70 Million Investment in Public Health, Housing to End AIDS in NY Albany, NY – In June 2014, Governor Cuomo […]

Press Release: Affordable Housing and Homelessness Advocates Applaud Mayor  de Blasio’s Announcement of 15,000 Supportive Housing Units

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 18, 2015 CONTACT: Jennifer Flynn, 917-517-5202, jennifer@vocal-ny.org Affordable Housing and Homelessness Advocates Applaud Mayor de Blasio’s Announcement of 15,000 Supportive Housing Units, Call on Gov. Cuomo to Immediately Match Commitment New York, NY – Advocates are describing action announced by the de Blasio administration as a major positive step toward […]

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‘Ban the Box’ scores victory with New York City law Alex Bazeley |November 3, 2015 President Obama announced a new order on Monday telling federal agencies to “ban the box” on all federal job applications. Citing stats that 2.2 million Americans are behind bars right now —the majority of whom are black and Latino — […]

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New York City Officially ‘Banned The Box’ For Job Applicants, Increases Chance Of Hiring Sherley Boursiquot | October 29, 2015 New York City’s “Ban the Box” law, the Fair Chance Act, went into effect Tuesday, October 27, 2015 prohibiting employers in the city from inquiring criminal history of job applicants until the final stages of […]

New Film Documents Public Injection Drug Use in New York, Calls for Supervised Injection Facilities

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2015 Contact: Taeko Frost, 646-510-0446, taeko@cornerproject.org; Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, matt@vocal-ny.org Increasing Heroin Use, Unprecedented Homelessness Crisis Drive Preventable Overdose Deaths, Disease Transmission, and Public Disorder New York, NY – The documentary film Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York premieres on August 25 at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem. […]