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On World AIDS Day, New Yorkers Demand Gov. Hochul Keep Promises to LGBTQ Community and Invest in Housing for People Living With HIV

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  ON WORLD AIDS DAY, NEW YORKERS DEMAND GOV. HOCHUL KEEP PROMISES TO LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND INVEST IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV NEW YORK —  Today, on World AIDS Day, leaders with VOCAL-NY’s Positive Leaders Union called on Governor Hochul to make good on promises in her World AIDS Day Proclamation by investing in statewide rental assistance …

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VOCAL-NY Condemns Mayor Adams ‘Involuntary Assistance” Order That Will Harm New Yorkers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS MAYOR ADAMS ‘INVOLUNTARY ASSISTANCE” ORDER THAT WILL HARM NEW YORKERS NEW YORK — Today, in response to Mayor Adams ordering law enforcement to use “involuntary assistance” to address people who are homeless and experiencing mental health crises, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Jawanza Williams, …

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VOCAL-NY & Survived and Punished Celebrate Tracy McCarter and Her Victory

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY AND SURVIVED & PUNISHED CELEBRATE TRACY MCCARTER AND HER VICTORY  NEW YORK — In response to news that Manhattan DA Bragg will not pursue charges against Tracy McCarter, a survivor of domestic violence, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Keli Young, Civil Rights Campaign Coordinator: “Tracy McCarter is a Black woman who …

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Lawmakers, Students, and Parents March to Demand the City and State Create Permanent Housing for 104K Students Without Homes

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LAWMAKERS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS MARCH TO DEMAND THE CITY AND STATE CREATE PERMANENT HOUSING FOR 104K STUDENTS WITHOUT HOMES See Pictures and Videos From Today’s March Here; New DOE Data Shows 100k+ Students in New York City Lack a Permanent Home NEW YORK — Today, advocates marched in Sunset Park following the release …

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No More Homeless Students: VOCAL-NY Responds to New DOE Numbers Showing Rate of Child Homelessness Grew From 2021

CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  Joseph Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org  NO MORE HOMELESS STUDENTS: VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO NEW DOE NUMBERS SHOWING RATE OF CHILD HOMELESSNESS GREW FROM 2021 NEW YORK — Today, the New York City Department of Education and Advocates for Children of New York released data showing that one in 10 students in New York lack …

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End NYC’s Death Penalty: Advocates Call on Mayor Adams to Address the Crisis on Rikers

CONTACT Nick Encalada-Malinowski: nick@vocal-ny.org  Keli Young: keli@vocal-ny.org END NYC’S DEATH PENALTY: ADVOCATES CALL ON MAYOR ADAMS TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS ON RIKERS Find the Full List of Demands for Mayor Adams Here NEW YORK — This week, ahead of a City Council hearing to end the tortuous practice of solitary confinement in NYC jails and …

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VOCAL-NY Honors National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY HONORS NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY NEW YORK — Following National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day yesterday (September 18), leaders with VOCAL-NY released the following statements: “I am an excellent example of a woman who is 60 years strong, leading a full and meaningful life, and I say, HIV/AIDS lives with me – …

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VOCAL-NY Responds to Death of an Asylum Seeker and Wards Island Resident, Calls Out Overcrowding in NYC Shelters

CONTACT: Joseph Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347 409 4650 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO DEATH OF AN ASYLUM SEEKER AND WARDS ISLAND RESIDENT, CALLS OUT OVERCROWDING IN NYC SHELTERS VOCAL-NY and Allies Called on the Mayor and City Council to House People by Reforming the CityFHEPs Program See Op-Ed From VOCAL-NY Leader Who is Undocumented and Calling for CityFHEPs Reform NEW YORK — Today, there …

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Fix CityFHEPs Now: Advocates Call on Mayor and City Council to Reform Voucher Program to Make it Accessible to All New Yorkers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 FIX CITYFHEPS NOW: ADVOCATES CALL ON MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TO REFORM VOUCHER PROGRAM TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE TO ALL NEW YORKERS Key Reforms are Needed for the Program to be Effective, Including Expanding Access to Recent Asylum Seekers Sent From Other States NEW YORK — Today, VOCAL-NY, Legal Aid …

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VOCAL-NY Condemns California Gov. Newsom’s Veto of Legislation to Authorize Overdose Prevention Centers

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM’S VETO OF LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS VOCAL-NY Calls on Governor Hochul to Lead on the Overdose Crisis in New York State by  Authorizing Overdose Prevention Centers In New York City Alone, Overdose Prevention Centers Have Intervened in More than 415 Overdoses  NEW YORK — …

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