Mariah McGough

Historic Victory: Assembly Joins the Senate in Passing Life-Saving Legislation to Ensure Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in Jails in Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 26, 2021 CONTACT Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org HISTORIC VICTORY: ASSEMBLY JOINS THE SENATE IN PASSING LIFE-SAVING LEGISLATION TO ENSURE ACCESS TO MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT IN JAILS IN PRISONS Assembly Vote Marks Major Progress After the Legislation was Set Aside in the Last Hours of the 2019 Legislative Session; […]

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New Poll: Homelessness and Housing Top Two Issues for NYC Voters in Mayoral Race

IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2021 CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org NEW POLL: HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING TOP TWO ISSUES FOR NYC VOTERS IN MAYORAL RACE NEW YORK —Today, WPIX 11 and Emerson College released new polling showing that homelessness and housing are the top issues for voters in New York City’s mayoral race, polling at 20% and

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VOCAL-NY Responds to Candidate Comments on Policing and Criminalization During First Mayoral Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 14, 2021 CONTACT mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO CANDIDATE COMMENTS ON POLICING AND CRIMINALIZATION DURING FIRST MAYORAL DEBATE VOCAL-NY Called for Candidates to Commit to the Caring & Compassionate New Deal Ahead of Last Night’s Debates Candidates Discussed Public Health Issues Facing New Yorkers, Including Housing, Policing, and Rising Violence in

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VOCAL-NY Calls on Mayoral Candidates to Commit to ‘Caring & Compassionate New Deal for NYC’ in Tonight’s Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2021 Contact: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY CALLS ON MAYORAL CANDIDATES TO COMMIT TO ‘CARING & COMPASSIONATE NEW DEAL FOR NYC’ IN TONIGHT’S DEBATE NEW YORK — In advance of tonight’s Democratic mayoral debate, VOCAL-NY, a statewide grassroots organization fighting to end homelessness, the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, and AIDS,

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VOCAL-NY Statement on Gov. Cuomo Signing Bill to Codify Voting Rights For All Formerly Incarcerated People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2021 Contact Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY Statement on Gov. Cuomo Signing Bill to Codify Voting Rights For All Formerly Incarcerated People ALBANY, N.Y. — Today, Governor Cuomo signed S830/A4448 into law codifying voting rights for people on parole who had been barred from voting due to Jim Crow-era disenfranchisement laws.

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VOCAL-NY Launches 2021 Legislative Platform, Calls on NYS Legislature to Take Care of ‘Unfinished Business’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 26, 2021 CONTACT Mariah McGough, 203 470-9979, mariah@vocal-ny.org  Kim Smith, 585 978-5375, kim@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY LAUNCHES 2021 LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM, CALLS ON NYS LEGISLATURE TO TAKE CARE OF ‘UNFINISHED BUSINESS’ Lawmakers Joined VOCAL-NY at Press Conference on Monday, Together Demanding Legislation to Support New Yorkers Left Out of Final State Budget  ALBANY,

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VOCAL-NY Unveils Budget Demands, Calls for Down Payment on a Caring and Compassionate New Deal for NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 23, 2021 CONTACT Mariah McGough, 203 470 9979, mariah@vocal-ny.org  Paulette Soltani, 775-340-2359, paulette@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY UNVEILS BUDGET DEMANDS, CALLS FOR DOWN PAYMENT ON A CARING AND COMPASSIONATE NEW DEAL FOR NYCVOCAL-NY Will Urge the New York City Council to Make A Down Payment Toward A Caring & Compassionate New Deal For

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VOCAL-NY Responds to NYS Assembly Passing Legislation to Restore Voting Rights to People on Parole

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 20, 2021 CONTACT Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY Responds to NYS Assembly Passing Legislation to Restore Voting Rights to People on Parole  A.4448/S.830A Codifies the Restoration of Voting Rights For All Formerly Incarcerated People Chipping Away at Jim Crow-Era Voter Bans  ALBANY, N.Y. — Today, VOCAL-NY released the

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VOCAL-NY Statement on the Conviction of the Officer Who Murdered George Floyd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 21, 2021 CONTACT Keli Young, keli@vocal-ny.org Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979 VOCAL-NY STATEMENT ON THE CONVICTION OF THE OFFICER WHO MURDERED GEORGE FLOYD In the Wake of the Derek Chauvin Conviction, Local Activists Will Protest at Foley Square at 6PM Tonight to Hold NYPD Officers Accountable for Killing New Yorkers NEW

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VOCAL-NY Statement on the Police Shooting of Daunte Wright

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2021 CONTACT Keli Young, keli@vocal-ny.org Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY STATEMENT ON THE POLICE SHOOTING OF DAUNTE WRIGHT NEW YORK — Following news that Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by former officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, VOCAL-NY released the following

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