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Progressives Demand Cuomo Appoint Special Prosecutor for Cop Cases Will Bredderman | March 12, 2015 Members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus today joined with minority activist groups to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo appoint special prosecutors in police killings—and to trash the governor’s State of the State proposal to create an independent monitor to review […]

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Hundreds Gather in Albany to Mark Launch of Plan to End AIDS in NY by 2020

CONTACTS: Jennifer Flynn, 917-517-5202, jennifer@vocal-ny.org, or Mikola De Roo, 347-585-6051, m.deroo@housingworks.org Building off Governor’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force, coalition recommends ambitious plan to dramatically decrease new infections, improve health of people with HIV/AIDS, and cut healthcare costs. Immediate changes to laws and policies, and new investment in HIV services, are crucial to fulfilling the goals of the […]

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Gotham Gazette

The Limits of Community Policing by Alyssa Aguilera and Alex S. Vitale | Mar 02, 2015 We share many of the recent concerns about overly aggressive, discourteous, and unlawful policing that have been raised in the last several months. Every day hundreds of mostly poor and non-white New Yorkers have unwanted and problematic interactions with […]

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PR: New York City Council Introduces Bill to Expand Life-Saving Benefits to Poor People with HIV

For Immediate Release Contact: Alyssa Aguilera, alyssa@vocal-ny.org, 917-200-1446 COUNCIL MEMBER COREY JOHNSON, ADVOCATES, PEOPLE LIVING WITH AIDS INTRODUCE BILL TO EXPAND LIFE-SAVING BENEFITS TO HELP END AIDS IN NEW YORK “HASA for All” legislation would expand housing and anti-poverty program to all low-income HIV+ New Yorkers New York, NY: A broad coalition of leading HIV/AIDS and […]

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