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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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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 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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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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