From our founding to today, VOCAL-NY members are the lifeblood of our organization. Members participate in decision making about our campaigns, meet with elected officials about our issues, take action in the streets, run our board of directors, and approve all staff hiring. In the past three years alone, nearly 4,000 low-income New Yorkers affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, the war on drugs, homelessness, and mass incarceration have participated in VOCAL-NY events.
Are you a low-income New Yorker affected by one of the issues we work on?
Talk to us about becoming a member! Call VOCAL-NY at (718) 802-9540, email Elizabeth Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fred Wright at email@example.com,
Learn more about some of our members through these short videos:
How has the drug war impacted my life?
Ahead of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, VOCAL-NY members speak out about how the drug war has affected their lives, and call for compassion and policies rooted in harm reduction.
What VOCAL-NY Means to Me
Reginald T. Brown speaks on what being a VOCAL-NY member means to him and the power of passing the HASA 30% Rent Cap law in 2014.
Syringe Access and the Plan to End AIDS in New York
Terrell Jones of NY Harm Reduction Educators, the Peer Network of NY & VOCAL-NY, speaking on syringe access as part of the Plan to End AIDS in New York by 2020. Albany, NY, March 19, 2014.