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May 14, 2024

Senate Continues to Lead on Fight to Expand #WiFi4Homeless After Bill Passes Senate Committee

CONTACT: Joe Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, (347-409-4650) SENATE CONTINUES TO LEAD ON FIGHT TO EXPAND #WIFI4HOMELESS AFTER BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE ALBANY, N.Y.  -- In response to the Senate Social Services Committee moving legislation...

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May 6, 2024

VOCAL-NY Applauds Fair & Timely Parole Bill Passing Senate Corrections Committee

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS FAIR & TIMELY PAROLE BILL PASSING SENATE CORRECTIONS COMMITTEE NEW YORK — Today, Fair and Timely Parole (S307/A162) passed through the Senate Corrections Committee showing momentum...

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May 6, 2024

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...

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May 2, 2024

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...

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April 18, 2024

BAD POLICY: VOCAL-NY Calls Out Gov. Hochul’s Lose-Lose Housing Deal

CONTACT:Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  BAD POLICY: VOCAL-NY CALLS OUT GOV. HOCHUL’S LOSE-LOSE HOUSING DEAL NEW YORK — In response to the legislature and Governor Hochul closing in on a housing deal in the...

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April 17, 2024

VOCAL-NY Applauds Senate Health Committee Passing Drug Checking Services Legislation

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE PASSING DRUG CHECKING SERVICES LEGISLATION ALBANY, N.Y. — Today, the Senate Health Committee passed Senator Fernandez’s drug checking services bill (S4880)....

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March 27, 2024

Lawmakers and New Yorkers Experiencing Homelessness Rally for #Wifi4homeless Legislation in Executive Budget

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org LAWMAKERS AND NEW YORKERS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS RALLY FOR #WIFI4HOMELESS LEGISLATION IN EXECUTIVE BUDGET See Videos From Yesterday’s Rally Here ALBANY, N.Y. — Yesterday, lawmakers were joined by New Yorkers...

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March 26, 2024

Lawmakers Stand with Advocates and People Living with HIV to Urge Statewide HIV Rental Assistance Funding in FY25 Budget

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, (203) 470-9979 LAWMAKERS STAND WITH ADVOCATES AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV TO URGE STATEWIDE HIV RENTAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING IN FY25 BUDGET See Videos and Pictures from...

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March 12, 2024

VOCAL-NY Responds to One House Budgets; Call on Assembly to Follow Senate’s Lead and Center Marginalized New Yorkers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO ONE HOUSE BUDGETS; CALL ON ASSEMBLY TO FOLLOW SENATE’S LEAD AND CENTER MARGINALIZED NEW YORKERS NEW YORK — Today, in response to the...

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