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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 […]

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Announcing VOCAL Washington!

We have exciting news! After seeing the success of VOCAL-NY’s organizing model, our long-time friends at the Public Defender Association – a leading legal advocacy organization in Seattle – approached us to collaborate on a new project to put people who use drugs, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the formerly incarcerated at the front of […]

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Friday: Victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ Protest the Chinese Government for Leading the World in Executions

For Immediate Release: April 7th, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, Tony Newman, 646-335-5384 Friday Action: Victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ Protest the Chinese Government for Leading the World in Executions In 2014, China executed more people than all countries combined, including many for drug-related offenses Ahead of major United Nations meeting on global drug policy, […]

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Press Release: Risking Arrest, AIDS Activists Commit to Occupying War Room for 24 Hours to Secure $70 Million for End AIDS Funding

For Immediate Release| March 28, 2016 Press Release Contact: Jeremy Saunders, 917-676-8041 / jeremy@vocal-ny.org Without Any Meaningful Commitment from Governor Cuomo to Fund Housing Assistance for HIV+ New Yorkers, the AIDS Community Returns to its Activist Roots Activists Will Honor the Over 100,000 New Yorkers Who Have Died of AIDS by Replicating the World AIDS […]

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