Mariah McGough

VOCAL-NY Applauds NYC Council for Passing Homeless Sweeps Reporting Bill

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS NYC COUNCIL FOR PASSING HOMELESS SWEEPS REPORTING BILL NEW YORK — Today, in response to the New York City Council passing Int. 1153, legislation sponsored by Councilmember Sandy Nurse and Shahana Hanif, will bring transparency and accountability to the City when permanently or temporarily removing homeless people from a […]

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Looking Ahead to 2024: Solving Ongoing Crises of Homelessness, Overdose and Criminalization by Building Safe and Thriving Communities

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LOOKING AHEAD TO 2024: SOLVING ONGOING CRISES OF HOMELESSNESS, OVERDOSE AND CRIMINALIZATION BY BUILDING SAFE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul Refuse to Invest in New York, New Report Shows it’s Forcing the Working Class to Flee See VOCAL-NY’s 2024 Legislative Platform Online Here NEW YORK

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Lawmakers and Advocates Call for Statewide Rental Assistance for HIV+ New Yorkers on World AIDS Days

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org LAWMAKERS AND ADVOCATES CALL FOR STATEWIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIV+ NEW YORKERS ON WORLD AIDS DAYS Folks Gathered at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office to Call for Funding for Rest of State AIDS Housing ROCHESTER, N.Y — Today, on World AIDS Day, lawmakers joined advocates in calling for statewide rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS

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Filter: New York Post’s Latest Attack on Harm Reduction “a Disgrace”

Harm reductionists reacted with exasperation to what is only the latest political attack on these programs in New York. “It’s a disgrace for Republicans and the Post to politicize life-saving strategies as a talking point,” Steven Gray, drug policy campaign coordinator for VOCAL-NY, told Filter. “We’re talking about people’s lives.” Read More

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COUNCILMEMBERS AND ADVOCATES RALLY FOR INVESTMENTS FOR AGING NEW YORKERS LIVING WITH HIV

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 COUNCILMEMBERS AND ADVOCATES RALLY FOR INVESTMENTS FOR AGING NEW YORKERS LIVING WITH HIV Immediately After the Rally, Advocates Plan to Testify at the NYC Council Hearing on People Aging With HIV NEW YORK — Today, New York City Councilmembers joined advocates for a rally calling for investments into Older Adults

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Governor Hochul: Do Not Claim Victory on Leading the Nation Without Overdose Prevention Centers Authorized And Expanded

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 GOVERNOR HOCHUL: DO NOT CLAIM VICTORY ON LEADING THE NATION WITHOUT OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS AUTHORIZED AND EXPANDED Gov. Hochul Says NY Leads the Nation in Allocating Nearly $193M in Opioid Settlement Funds – Without Acknowledging Overdose Prevention Centers NEW YORK — Today, the Opioid Settlement Advisory Board released their year two recommendations on how opioid

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Government Inaction on Housing and Landlord Greed Squandering NYC Children’s Future

CONTACT: Joe Loonam, Joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347-409-4650 GOVERNMENT INACTION ON HOUSING AND LANDLORD GREED SQUANDERING NYC CHILDREN’S FUTURE This Time Last Year, VOCAL-NY Joined Allies in Calling for Immediate Action to House the 119,000 Children Without Stable, Permanent Housing NEW YORK — In response to new data showing that 1 in 9 children in NYC were homeless during the 2022-2023

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100+ Advocates and Lawmakers Call for Statewide Right to Shelter, Permanent Housing Solutions in Response to Record Number People Who Are Homeless in NYS

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 100+ ADVOCATES AND LAWMAKERS CALL FOR STATEWIDE RIGHT TO SHELTER, PERMANENT HOUSING SOLUTIONS IN RESPONSE TO RECORD NUMBER PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS IN NYS Everyone, Regardless of Immigration Status or Zip Code Deserves a Safe, Affordable Place to Live ** Photos of the event available here. Livestream of the event

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VOCAL-NY Applauds New York City Council for Passing Public Bathroom Reporting Bill

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL FOR PASSING PUBLIC BATHROOM REPORTING BILL Intro 576 Would Require Reporting on Public Bathroom Conditions and Make That Data Accessible to the Public Public Restrooms are a Quality of Life Issue and Directly Impact People Who Are Homeless or Unsheltered NEW YORK — Today, the New York

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