Browsing Tag 'HIV/AIDS'

Press Release: NYC Overdose Deaths Up, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 22, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062,, Kassandra Frederique, 646-209-0374, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities After Fifth Straight Year of Increasing Drug Overdose Deaths in NYC  NYC Drug Overdoses Killed 886 People in 2015, Increase of 10%, Bronx Hardest Hit New York, NY – Following Mayor […]

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 […]

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 / 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 […]

Just Say “Nyet” to Russian Drug Policy!

Join us this Friday, March 25, 2016 to “Just Say Nyet!” to the Russian government’s disastrous drug policies! This is the second in a series of actions in advance of the April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which are designed to call attention for public health oriented approaches to drug use. What: Protest at […]

Announcing new leadership at VOCAL-NY!

A message from outgoing Executive Director Jennifer Flynn: We have exciting news: Last week, our Board of Directors named Alyssa Aguilera and Jeremy Saunders the new Co-Executive Directors of VOCAL-NY! Jeremy has been the Lead Organizer at VOCAL-NY for eight years, where he oversees our community organizing, leadership development, and campaign work.  He has worked as a […]

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!