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VOCAL-NY Condemns Mayor Adams’ Continued Efforts to Send More New Yorkers to Jail

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS MAYOR ADAMS’ CONTINUED EFFORTS TO SEND MORE NEW YORKERS TO JAIL VOCAL-NY Leaders Joined Allies at a Rally Today to Protest Efforts to Rollback Bail Reform NEW YORK — In response to a press conference today where NYC Mayor Eric Adams shifted blame to judges and prosecutors for New …

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Reminder for Eric Adams: Most Bail-Eligible Cases End in Dismissal, Misdemeanor, or Non-Criminal Charges

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  REMINDER FOR ERIC ADAMS: MOST BAIL-ELIGIBLE CASES END IN DISMISSAL, MISDEMEANOR, OR NON-CRIMINAL CHARGES NEW YORK — In response to NYC Mayor Eric Adams continued efforts to roll back bail reforms so that more people will be held in jail, VOCAL-NY released the following statement:  “People, the Mayor included, seem to forget that the most …

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VOCAL-NY Responds to the Exoneration of 3 New Yorkers After 25 Years Imprisoned on Coerced Confessions

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE EXONERATION OF 3 NEW YORKERS AFTER 25 YEARS IMPRISONED ON COERCED CONFESSIONS NEW YORK —  In response to the exoneration of Vincent Ellerbe, James Irons and Thomas Malik – the latter two who were just released from prison this past week – VOCAL-NY released the following statement, …

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VOCAL-NY Responds to the Death of Elijah Muhammad, the 10th Person to Die on Rikers Island This Year

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE DEATH OF ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, THE 10TH PERSON TO DIE ON RIKERS ISLAND THIS YEAR Interviews Available With VOCAL-NY Members Who Are Currently Detained on Rikers, and Those Who Have Been Detained There in Recent Years See Media From Today’s Rally to #CloseRikers Here and Here NEW YORK — In response to news of …

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VOCAL-NY Responds To NYC Budget, Demands Further Investment in Care and Compassion

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO NYC BUDGET, DEMANDS FURTHER INVESTMENT IN CARE AND COMPASSION The FY ‘23 Budget Continues to Fund the NYPD and Criminalization, While Investments in Housing and Services Pale in Comparison View VOCAL-NY’s Budget Proposals Here NEW YORK – Today, Mayor Adams released New York City’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2023, which maintains a …

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VOCAL-NY Responds to Mayor Adams Budget Proposal

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO MAYOR ADAMS BUDGET PROPOSAL NEW YORK — In response to Mayor Adams announcement of his administration’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2023, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Althea Matthews, a Homelessness Union leader and New York City-based harm reduction street outreach worker who is currently experiencing …

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VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO BRAZEN VIOLENCE AGAINST TWO HOMELESS NEW YORKERS IN NYC

CONTACT Celina Trowell, Celina@vocal-ny.org, 347-309-6621 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO BRAZEN VIOLENCE AGAINST TWO HOMELESS NEW YORKERS IN NYC NEW YORK — In response to the reports of deadly attacks on homeless New Yorkers, VOCAL-NY released the following statement attributable to Celina Trowell, Homelessness Union Organizer: “To be clear, this tragedy is the direct result of a growing reckless and hateful anti-homeless …

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