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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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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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Fight Is On for Right to Shelter: VOCAL-NY Calls for Courts to Reject Mayor Adams Legal Challenge

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  FIGHT IS ON FOR RIGHT TO SHELTER: VOCAL-NY CALLS FOR COURTS TO REJECT MAYOR ADAMS LEGAL CHALLENGE  NEW YORK — Following the release of the Adams Administration’s abhorrent legal challenge to New York City’s Right to Shelter mandate, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Adolfo Abreu, VOCAL-NY’s Housing Campaigns Director:

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NY1: Family, friends denounce lack of disciplinary action against police officers who killed Kawaski Trawick

Supporters of Trawick rallied at One Police Plaza in Manhattan, demanding the two officers be fired. “Fire Thompson Davis for Kawaksi,” chanted a group of friends and family on Thursday. “The deputy commissioner of the NYPD Maldonado has recommended that these two officers Thompson and Davis keep their jobs,” said Jawanza Williams, director of organizing

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