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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 […]

Advocates Oppose Bloomberg’s Budget Plan To Slash Millions for HIV/AIDS Services LGBT New Yorkers Rely On WHAT: Rally to draw attention to the harmful impact of Mayor Bloomberg’s agenda on low-income LGBT New Yorkers living with and affected impact by HIV/AIDS.

Bloomberg’s Budget Would Increase Homelessness and Block Access to Housing, Food Stamps & Medicaid for People With HIV/AIDS Mayor Bloomberg’s preliminary FY12 budget proposal fails to restore funding for housing, healthcare and nutrition services for homeless and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. The City Council approved one-time funding last year for critical programs within the […]