For Immediate Release: August 24, 2015 Contact: Taeko Frost, 646-510-0446, email@example.com; Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, firstname.lastname@example.org Increasing Heroin Use, Unprecedented Homelessness Crisis Drive Preventable Overdose Deaths, Disease Transmission, and Public Disorder New York, NY – The documentary film Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York premieres on August 25 at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem. […]
VOCAL sends love and special thanks to the many organizations, businesses, and individuals that generously supported our work by advertising through our She’s So VOCAL awards gala on June 18, 2015! Please have a look at their ads below and be sure to donate, buy their services, and otherwise support them whenever you can!
This Week Monday, 4/20 @ 6PM: Protest a conference of Wall Street bankers & hedge fund managers making billions off of policies that hurt our communities. Contact: Fred Wright at 646-321-5282 or email@example.com. Wednesday, 4/22 @ 5:30PM: Demand City Hall add good jobs for our communities to their “PlanNYC”, New York City’s blueprint for making our […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 17, 2015 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, firstname.lastname@example.org, gabriel sayegh, 646-335-2264, email@example.com First of its Kind City Council Bill Would Create a National Model to Harmonize Drug Strategy Between Dozens of Departments and the Community Bill Emphasizes Research-based Approaches to Promote Public Health and Safety and Reduce Negative Impact of Past and […]
WHAT THE NEW YORK STATE BUDGET MEANS FOR US Over 400 people gathered in Albany for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Legislative Action Day After reaching a closed door, three-way deal between Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, the New York State legislature voted early this morning to ratify the […]
PRESS RELEASE: Bill would repeal criminal law on syringe possession and improve access through pharmacies. Proven means of preventing HIV and hepatitis C transmission; Syringe decriminalization associated with reduced needle-stick injuries to law enforcement in other states. CONTACTS: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Annalicia Finol, 954-775-5219, email@example.com. NEW YORK, NY – State lawmakers, healthcare providers, […]
The New York State legislative session has started, which means we have some work to do! Developed with our membership, this year’s policy platform includes proposals to make housing, transportation, and nutrition assistance for low income people with HIV/AIDS available statewide. Legislation to fully legalize syringe possession. A major new investment in ending the hepatitis […]
VOCAL-NY, Drug Policy Alliance and IJJRA held a rally nearby Mayor Bloomberg’s Upper East Side house on May 25th to demand an end to illegal marijuana arrests, which have led to staggering racial disparities and significant financial cost to the City. We were joined by City Council Members Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Jumaane Williams. […]