Browsing Tag 'HIV/AIDS'

Remembering Laverne Holley

VOCAL is mourning the death of our friend Laverne Holley, who passed away late last week. Laverne was one of the earliest members of the NYC AIDS Housing Network, as VOCAL was originally known, and eventually served as a board member. She was a tireless, irreplaceable champion for the health and rights of people with […]

Thanks for the love!

As we celebrate today’s historic SCOTUS vote that legalized marriage equality nationwide, we can’t help but think about love. Love for each other, love for our communities, and love for a movement that moves us towards justice.   We are still glowing from the outpouring of love we experienced last week at our She’s So […]

Thank You to Our She’s So VOCAL Sponsors!

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!

She’s So VOCAL! Kimberleigh Smith of Harlem United

Kimberleigh Smith will be the 2015 recipient of the Joe Capestany VOCAL for Justice Award at the She’s So VOCAL Gala on Thursday, June 18th, 6-9pm, at the 1199 SEIU Penthouse, 330 West 42nd Street, Penthouse. In every sense of the word, Kimberleigh gets VOCAL. She was a 10 year member of Lavender Light: The Black and People […]

Press Release: Landmark HIV Treatment Study Proves That Access to Early Treatment is Essential

For Immediate Release | May 28, 2015 Contacts: Jason Walker, Jason@vocal-ny.org, 917-200-1153, or Jennifer Flynn, Jennifer@vocal-ny.org, 917-517-5202 All HIV+ New Yorkers should be able to access housing and welfare benefits to support long-term health New York, NY: Dozens of people living with HIV/AIDS and HIV service providers will descend upon New York’s City Hall with 3 […]

VOCAL-NY Guide To Your Week, May 3, 2015: An End to AIDS, A Call to Action!

This Week Tuesday, 5/5 @ 11:30AM: Protest big investors in Gilead, the drug company making a killing off unethically high pricing of Hepatitis C treatment. Where: 59th Street & 5th Ave, meet at the water fountain. Travel: N,Q,R trains to 5th Ave-59th Street; 4,5,6 trains to 59th Street. Contact: Fred Wright at 646-321-5282 or fred@vocal-ny.org. Wednesday, […]

We have a plan to end AIDS in New York!

We have the science, we have the know-how, and now we finally have the political will to end the AIDS epidemic in New York. Make a donation to VOCAL-NY and we will ensure this plan becomes a reality. Read the full blueprint to end AIDS in New York by 2020, which includes key recommendations that VOCAL has […]

Press Release: Gov. Cuomo Accepts the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2020

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2015 Contact: Jennifer Flynn, 917-517-5202 jennifer@vocal-ny.org Governor Cuomo Accepts the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic in NY by 2020 Advocates ramp up campaign to get the plan funded New York, NY: Today at the LGBT Community Center, nearly 100 VOCAL members joined allies to witness the historic acceptance of […]

What the New York State Budget Deal Means for Us

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 […]

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 […]

PR: Governor’s Ending the AIDS Epidemic Task Force Finalizes Blueprint to End AIDS in NYS by 2020

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, January 13, 2015    CONTACT: Jennifer Flynn: (917) 517-5202, jennifer@vocal-ny.org Proposals include Expansion of Rental Assistance for all HIV+ New Yorkers, Full Access to Clean Syringes and Comprehensive Ban on Condoms as Evidence ALBANY, NY – JANUARY 13, 2015.  Today the Governor’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force, convened by the New York State Department of Health […]

VOCAL’s 2015 NY State Legislative & Budget Platform

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 […]