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WITH RECORD NUMBER OF SECTION 8 APPLICANTS, VOCAL-NY DECRIES FAILURE OF NY STATE LEADERSHIP IN ADDRESSING THE HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS CRISIS

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  WITH RECORD NUMBER OF SECTION 8 APPLICANTS, VOCAL-NY DECRIES FAILURE OF NY STATE LEADERSHIP IN ADDRESSING THE HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS CRISIS NEW YORK — In response to more than 630,000 applicants applying for Section 8 housing in a one-week period, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Milton Perez, a leader with VOCAL-NY’s Homelessness Union: “After […]

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VOCAL-NY Commends Expansion of NYC Public Restrooms, a Step Towards Restoring Dignity to Those Experiencing Homelessness

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY COMMENDS EXPANSION OF NYC PUBLIC RESTROOMS, A STEP TOWARDS RESTORING DIGNITY TO THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS Restricting Access to Public Restrooms is a Quality-Of-Life Issue Often Used to Criminalize Individuals Experiencing Homelessness NEW YORK — Yesterday, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation announced it will build 46 new restrooms and renovate

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VOCAL-NY Condemns Police Killing of Win Rozario

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS POLICE KILLING OF WIN ROZARIO VOCAL-NY Reiterates Demand for the Immediate Removal of NYPD from Mental Health Calls and the Passage of Daniel’s Law NEW YORK — In response to recently released body camera footage showing the police murder of Win Rozario, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Civil Rights Union

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VOCAL-NY Condemns State-Sanctioned Violence Against NY Students

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS STATE-SANCTIONED VIOLENCE AGAINST NY STUDENTS VOCAL-NY Reiterates Demand for Ceasefire; Calls for Students to be Protected – Not Criminalized NEW YORK — In response to the NYPD arresting and clearing student-led demonstrations across New York City, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Hassen Bashir, Civil Rights Union Campaign Coordinator for VOCAL-NY: “The recent

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VOCAL-NY Condemns Gov. Hochul’s Move to Criminalize Subway Riders Using Taxpayer Dollars

CONTACT:Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS GOV. HOCHUL’S MOVE TO CRIMINALIZE SUBWAY RIDERS USING TAXPAYER DOLLARS Banning People From the NYC Transit System has Always Been Problematic and Fails to Keep People Safe  Announcement Comes Nearly a Year After Jordan Neely was Murdered on the NYC Subway, Underscoring How Criminalization Efforts and Dangerous Stigmatization Hit Black, Brown, and Low-Income

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VOCAL-NY Applauds Override of Mayor Adams’ Vetoes on the How Many Stops Act and Ban on Solitary Confinement

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS OVERRIDE OF MAYOR ADAMS VETOES ON THE HOW MANY STOPS ACT AND BAN ON SOLITARY CONFINEMENT NEW YORK — Today, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Adams’ undemocratic vetoes of the How Many Stops Act and legislation to ban solitary confinement. In response, VOCAL-NY released the

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VOCAL-NY Blasts Mayor Adams’ State of the City Address in Light of Increasingly Undemocratic Actions

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY BLASTS MAYOR ADAMS’ STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS IN LIGHT OF INCREASINGLY UNDEMOCRATIC ACTIONS  NEW YORK — Today, in response to Mayor Adams’ State of the City address, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Jawanza Williams, Director of Organizing with VOCAL-NY: “Mayor Eric Adams has so far shown that he is more

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VOCAL-NY Blasts Mayor Adams For Vetoing How Many Stops Act

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY BLASTS MAYOR ADAMS FOR VETOING HOW MANY STOPS ACT NEW YORK – Today, in response to Mayor Adams veto of the How Many Stops Act — a bill that would ensure transparency from the NYPD and promote community safety in our city — VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Jawanza Williams, Organizing

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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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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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