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PR: NY’s FY15 Budget Includes “30% Rent Cap” Affordable Housing Protection For Homeless & At-Risk People With HIV/AIDS

PRESS RELEASE | 3/31/14 New York’s FY15 Budget Includes “30% Rent Cap” Affordable Housing Protection For Homeless & At-Risk People With HIV/AIDS Mayor de Blasio Delivers On Major Campaign Promise, Works With Governor Cuomo To Close Loophole In State Law That Pushed Thousands Of New Yorkers With HIV/AIDS Into Shelters Advocates & Elected Officials Will Mark Passage With City […]

PR: New York Senate Passes Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Bill to Expand Naloxone Access

PRESS RELEASE – 3/27/14 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062 Senate Passes Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Bill  Legislation Will Reduce Number One Cause of Accidental Death in New York State by Increasing Access to Antidote, Naloxone Today the Senate voted unanimously (58-0) to pass legislation (S6477/A8637) sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) and a diverse bipartisan coalition of Senators […]

PRESS RELEASE | 3/11/14  Assembly Budget Would Prevent Homelessness for Thousands Of New Yorkers Living With AIDS By Closing Loophole in HIV/AIDS Rental Assistance Program  Advocates Urge Senate to Join Assembly in Supporting Governor Cuomo’s “30 Percent Rent Cap” Proposal; Budget Plan Similar to Affordable Housing Bill That Passed Senate Twice Before  The Assembly one-house […]

PR: AIDS Advocates Praise de Blasio Appointees for Human Resources Administration and Immigrant Affairs

PRESS RELEASE | 2/28/14 AIDS Advocates Praise de Blasio Appointees for Human Resources Administration (HRA) and Immigrant Affairs   Incoming HRA Commissioner Steven Banks Will Help Serve As Conscience Of Administration In Fighting Poverty; Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal Brings Track Record Addressing Health Disparities VOCAL-NY Urges Incoming HRA Commissioner Banks to Quickly Implement de […]

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PRESS RELEASE | February 20, 2014 Governor Cuomo’s Amended Budget Proposal Will Prevent Homelessness for Over 10,000 Low-Income New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS 30-day amendments to budget proposal will establish the same “30% rent cap” affordable housing protection in the HIV/AIDS rental assistance that already exists in other low-income housing programs in New York New York […]

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(Governor Cuomo’s press release announcing the agreement is available here.)  PRESS RELEASE | 2/13/14 Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Reach Agreement to Prevent Homelessness for 12,000 Low-Income New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS Agreement will fix loophole in HIV/AIDS rental assistance program that denies tenants a “30% rent cap” affordable housing protection, leads to high rates […]

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PRESS RELEASE  | 01/31/2014 Sen. Hannon and Assm. Dinowitz Introduce Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Prevention Bill Legislation Will Reduce Number One Cause of Accidental Death in New York State by Increasing Access to Antidote, Naloxone Bill Builds on Historic 911 Good Samaritan Law that Passed Nearly Unanimously in Both Houses This week Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) and […]

For Immediate Release November 22, 2013 Contact: Jeremy Saunders, jeremy@vocal-ny.org, 917-676-8041   AFTER 5-YEAR FIGHT FUNDS FOR HIV/AIDS HOUSING RESTORED In final budget modification, Mayor Bloomberg baselines funding for HIV/AIDS supportive housing programs New York, NY – After a five year fight, Mayor Bloomberg has restored $5.1 million for life-saving supportive housing programs serving 4,500 […]

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For immediate release – October 23, 2013 Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344 (cell), Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062 (cell) Governor Cuomo Signs First-In-Nation Hepatitis C Testing Law, Healthcare Providers Now Required to Offer One-Time Test to Baby Boomers Over 200,000 New Yorkers are living with the hepatitis C virus, but over half don’t know their status; New law […]

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For Immediate Release August 20th, 2013 Activists Block Traffic on West Side Highway Outside Verizon’s NYC HQ Over Company’s Tax Dodging New York City Participates in National Week of Action to Expose Tax Dodging, Fight Back Against Corporations Advocating for Cuts to Public Services PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE New York, NY: Community leaders were arrested today […]

PR: VOCAL-NY Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Decision To Strengthen Hepatitis C Screening Recommendation For Baby Boomers

For Immediate Release – June 24, 2013 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646.234.9062 VOCAL-NY Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Decision To Strengthen Hepatitis C Screening Recommendation For Baby Boomers; Decision Will Expand Health Insurance Coverage For Testing Decision Follows Passage of First-in-Nation Bill Expanding Hepatitis C Testing for Baby Boomers in New York New York […]

PR: New York Senate Passes Hepatitis C Testing Law

For Immediate Release: June 20,2013 Contact: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062 New York Senate Passes First-In-Nation Hepatitis C Testing Law, Bill Now Goes to Governor Cuomo  Over 200,000 New Yorkers Living With Hepatitis C, But Most Don’t Know Their Status; Bill Will Help People With Hepatitis C Learn Their Status & Access Care Albany, NY – The New York Senate […]