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Contact: Jaron Benjamin, (718) 864-3932, jaron@vocal-ny.org HIV-Positive New Yorkers & Allies Plan March On HRA To Protest Housing Policies, Will Demand Commissioner Robert Doar Take Drug Test In Response to New Screening Policy HRA Commissioner Under Fire For Saying He Would Get “Tough” On Homeless and Unstably Housed People Living With HIV/AIDS & Proposing More […]

HIV/AIDS Cuts in Bloomberg’s Budget Proposal

February 2nd, 2012 Contact: Jaron Benjamin, 718-864-3932, jaron@vocal-ny.org Bloomberg’s Hypocritical Budget Proposal Slashes HIV/AIDS Housing, Nutrition & Prevention Programs Mayor Bloomberg’s preliminary FY13 budget proposal fails to restore funding for housing, nutrition and prevention services for homeless and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.  Because City Council made one-time restorations in the FY12 enacted budget (or the […]

Statement by Alfredo Carrasquillo on 702 Vermont St.

January 16th, 2011 Statement by Alfredo Carrasquillo, VOCAL-NY community organizer, on 702 Vermont St. “On December 6, I moved into a vacant, Bank of America-foreclosed property with the support of neighbors on Vermont St. because my family — victims of Michael Bloomberg’s housing policies and the big banks’ callous disregard for people — had been homeless […]

PR: Elected Officials Call On Banks To Turn Over Vacant Properties For Affordable Housing

For immediate release: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011 Contact: Olivia Leirer (646) 479-3426 Johanna Garcia (917) 280-4459 THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF COUNCILMEMBER ROBERT JACKSON ELECTED OFFICIALS CALL BANKS TO TURN OVER VACANT PROPERTIES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING On the heels of a national day of action highlighting the damage caused by the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 2, 2011 Media Contact: Ramon Velasquez, (347) 683-6747 / Sean Barry, (646) 373-3344, sean@vocal-ny.org Formerly Incarcerated Activists Praise New York State Supreme Court Decision Rejecting Prison-Based Gerrymandering Lawsuit Statement by VOCAL-NY leader Ramon Velasquez.  (Ramon was incarcerated in Attica during the 2000 Census count and subsequent legislative redistricting. Ramon helped lead VOCAL-NY’s successful grassroots campaign to […]

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Activists Dressed As Robin Hoods Arrested During World AIDS Day Die-In On Broadway; Hundreds March from Zuccotti Park To Demand Wall Street Pay to Fight AIDS At Home & Abroad Activists Call For “Robin Hood” Tax & NY State Millionaires Tax
 
 Photos of the civil disobedience are available online (by Sam Lewis). Video of rally speech by VOCAL-NY leader […]

IBO Report On AIDS Reveals High Level Of Homelessness Under Bloomberg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 29, 2011 | Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344  IBO Report On AIDS Reveals High Level Of Homelessness Under Bloomberg, Highlights Need For Affordable Housing 30% Rent Cap VOCAL-NY statement in response to the NYC Independent Budget Office’s new report: “Will the Mayor Still Be Looking for Savings? Growth in AIDS Caseload Slows […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 23, 2011 | Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344, sean@vocal-ny.org Vigil Calls On Commissioner Ray Kelly To Implement “911 Good Samaritan” Law To Prevent Fatal Overdose Religious Leaders And Families Gather Outside The NYC Chief Medical Examiner On The Eve Of Thanksgiving To Draw Attention To Loved Ones Who Have Died From Overdose View […]

Media Advisory: Rally With Felix Rivera-Pitre to Follow Meeting With District Attorney’s Office Regarding NYPD Inquiry

Media Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344, sean@vocal-ny.org Rally for Felix Rivera-Pitre To Follow Meeting With District Attorney’s Office About Inquiry Into NYPD Assault Community activists will call for immediate termination of homophobic NYPD Deputy Inspector Johnny “Fists” Cardona for unprovoked assault on openly gay and HIV-positive community activist during #OWS march  What: Rally for Felix after […]

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False and malicious reports by Fox News that New York Communities of Change (NYCC) is “paying protestors” at Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a pathetic and transparent attempt to distract from the growing frustration among people across this country that our political system has been hijacked by Wall Street and functions primarily in the interests […]

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VOCAL-NY joined New York Communities for Change, United NY and other allies this morning to disrupt a conference ofmillionaire and billionaire hedge fund managers at the swanky Pierre Hotel in midtown Manhattan to draw attention to the massive tax break New York’s richest one percent stands to receive at the end of this year. Today’s protest […]

Gustavo Pedroza and Felix Rivera-Pitre holding a check for $5 billion in tax cuts for the top 1% from the 99% of other NY’ers

A VOCAL-NY member was brutally assaulted in an unprovoked attack by a senior NYPD officer on October 14th during an Occupy Wall Street march. Although initial press coverage focused on Mr. Rivera-Pitre’s HIV status, there was practically zero risk of transmission to the police officer who assaulted him. Mr. Rivera-Pitre helped lead the Millionaires March […]