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Costly Mistake: VOCAL-NY Condemns Mayor Adams Veto of CityFHEPS Bills

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 COSTLY MISTAKE: VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS MAYOR ADAMS VETO OF CITYFHEPS BILLS VOCAL-NY Supports NYC Council Campaign to Override Adams Absurd Veto NEW YORK — Today, in response to Mayor Adams veto of a package of bills that would improve and expand CityFHEPS, New York City’s rental assistance voucher program, VOCAL-NY released […]

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Care Not Criminalization: VOCAL-NY Reaffirms Budget Demands Heading Into Final Week of NYC Budget Session

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  CARE NOT CRIMINALIZATION: VOCAL-NY REAFFIRMS BUDGET DEMANDS HEADING INTO FINAL WEEK OF NYC BUDGET SESSION NEW YORK — As the New York City Council heads into the final week of the budget session, VOCAL-NY continues to call for a budget that invests in services and care, and divests from policing and incarceration.  “You

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Adams Falls Short: VOCAL-NY Urges the Mayor to Adopt a Full Reform Package on CityFHEPS, Not Cherry-Pick Piecemeal Solutions

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 ADAMS FALLS SHORT: VOCAL-NY URGES THE MAYOR TO ADOPT A FULL REFORM PACKAGE ON CITYFHEPS, NOT CHERRY-PICK PIECEMEAL SOLUTIONS The Mayor Adopted Just One of the Reforms Passed by the City Council in May, and is Considering Vetoing the Majority of the Reforms Package That Would House Tens of Thousands   NEW

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VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS DISMISSAL OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS TIED TO CONVICTED NYPD OFFICERS; CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS DISMISSAL OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS TIED TO CONVICTED NYPD OFFICERS; CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Dismissed Over 300 Cases Brought by NYPD Officers Convicted of Crimes Related to Their Work NYS Assembly Will Come Back Into Session to Discuss Remaining Legislation Including

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CITY & STATE: RIKERS OFFICIALS CHIP AWAY AT TRANSPARENCY MEASURES:

Even before officials’ recent moves to chip away at transparency, advocates questioned the accuracy of the data and other information being released by the department. Those concerns have only grown following the special report and the decision to no longer share information about deaths with the public, according to Eileen Maher, a Civil Rights Union

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VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS CITY COUNCIL FOR VOTING TO IMPROVE CITYFHEPS VOUCHER PROGRAM; CALLS ON MAYOR ADAMS TO SIGN IMMEDIATELY

CONTACT: Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org | Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS CITY COUNCIL FOR VOTING TO IMPROVE CITYFHEPS VOUCHER PROGRAM; CALLS ON MAYOR ADAMS TO SIGN IMMEDIATELY NEW YORK — Today, the New York City Council passed legislation that would improve CityFHEPs into an efficient rental assistance program that will work towards reducing the shelter population,

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CITY & STATE: OPINION: I’VE BEEN HOMELESS AND INCARCERATED. ERIC ADAMS WANTS TO CUT SERVICES THAT HELP PEOPLE LIKE ME.

I’ve had many times in my life where I’ve struggled. When I gained my freedom after being incarcerated, it wasn’t easy reentering my community. Or when I was a regular substance user and knew I would die if I continued on that path. Even with limited resources, I was able to get the help I

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VOCAL-NY Decries Mayor Adams’ Threats to Repeal Right to Shelter

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY DECRIES MAYOR ADAMS’ PLANS TO REPEAL RIGHT TO SHELTER NEW YORK — In response to news that Mayor Adams asked a judge to repeal NYC’s right to shelter, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Adolfo Abreu, VOCAL-NY Housing Campaigns Director: “Mayor Adams has been on a systematic war path

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Unacceptable: VOCAL-NY Condemns Adams’ Plan to Funnel Asylum-Seekers Into Rikers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  UNACCEPTABLE: VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS ADAMS’ PLAN TO FUNNEL ASYLUM- SEEKERS INTO RIKERS NEW YORK — In response to the Adams’ Administration considering housing asylum-seekers on Rikers Island, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Eileen Maher, a leader with VOCAL-NY’s Civil Rights Union who was formerly detained on Rikers: “Rikers Island is

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GOTHAM GAZETTE: SEEKING SECOND TERM, KATZ FACES CHALLENGE IN QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRIMARY:

“If it’s between Katz and Grasso, I think regardless of the outcome, it’s bad news for Queens voters who want to see decarceration,” said Keli Young, civil rights campaign coordinator for VOCAL-NY, a progressive advocacy group. “Grasso is positioning himself to the right of Katz…and DA Katz is a carceral DA. The best that can

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