Browsing Category 'Press Release'

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,; Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, 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. […]

PR: NYC Council Holds Hearing on Bill to Reorient Drug Policy Toward Health and Safety

For immediate Release: June 23, 2015                                               Contact: Jeremy Saunders, 917-676-8041, gabriel sayegh, 646-335-2264 NYC Council Holds Hearing on Bill to Reorient Drug Policy Toward Health and Safety  Legislation Would Create an Office to Coordinate Drug Strategy Between Dozens of Departments Emphasizes Evidence-based Policy Making to Promote Health and Public Safety and Reduce Negative Impact of Past and Current […]

Press Release: Landmark HIV Treatment Study Proves That Access to Early Treatment is Essential

For Immediate Release | May 28, 2015 Contacts: Jason Walker,, 917-200-1153, or Jennifer Flynn,, 917-517-5202 All HIV+ New Yorkers should be able to access housing and welfare benefits to support long-term health New York, NY: Dozens of people living with HIV/AIDS and HIV service providers will descend upon New York’s City Hall with 3 […]

VOCAL-NY Statement on NYPD Directive to Deprioritize Arrests of Drug Users, Dealers That Pose Little Public Safety Threat

Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, 917-200-1446, NEW YORK, NY – In response to NYPD directive to deprioritize arrests of drug users and dealers that pose little public safety threat from Alyssa Aguilera, Political Director, VOCAL-NY:  “The past forty years of failed drug war tactics has done nothing to reduce drug use or enhance public safety in our […]

Press Release: Activists Target Hedge Fund Managers Cashing In On Predatory Drug Pricing Schemes from Gilead Sciences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 5, 2015 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, Gilead’s decisions artificially inflate prices, limit patient access while raking in billions in profits New York, NY – On the eve of Gilead Science’s annual shareholder meeting, activists criticized the pharmaceutical giant’s decision to price its Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) cure out of […]

Contact: Mandela Jones, 914-610-0942 *MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY APRIL 30, 1 PM* Elected Officials, Community Groups & Activists to Call on Mayor de Blasio to Stop Unjustified, Violent Arrests of Peaceful Protesters Following protests around nation and 100+ arrests in NYC, community leaders will demand end to excessive force by NYPD, protection of civil liberties […]

Press Release: New York City Turns a Corner on Drug Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 17, 2015 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062,, gabriel sayegh, 646-335-2264, First of its Kind City Council Bill Would Create a National Model to Harmonize Drug Strategy Between Dozens of Departments and the Community Bill Emphasizes Research-based Approaches to Promote Public Health and Safety and Reduce Negative Impact of Past and […]

Press Release: Coalition Releases First of Its Kind Report to End Homelessness in NYC in Five Years

Media Contacts: Jennifer Flynn:  917-517-5202, Marlene Peralta: 646-601-4267 Leading Coalition Releases the First of Its Kind Report to End Homelessness by 2020 Key recommendations include setting aside 10% of all units in Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan for homeless families NEW YORK (April 7, 2015) – The Homes for Every New Yorker coalition, joined by Council Members Jumaane Williams, […]