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February 13, 2024

VOCAL-NY Applauds Senate Social Services Committee Passing Rest of State AIDS Housing Legislation

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS SENATE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE PASSING REST OF STATE AIDS HOUSING LEGISLATION ALBANY, N.Y. — Today, the Senate Social Services Committee passed S.183, legislation to provide statewide...

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January 30, 2024

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...

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January 29, 2024

VOCAL-NY Applauds Housing Access Voucher Program Bill Passing Out of Senate HOUSING Committee

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS HOUSING ACCESS VOUCHER PROGRAM BILL PASSING OUT OF SENATE HOUSING COMMITTEE Read a Letter from Dozens of Western New York Service Providers Supporting the Housing Access Voucher...

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January 24, 2024

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...

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January 19, 2024

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...

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January 9, 2024

VOCAL-NY Denounces Gov. Hochul’s 2024 Legislative Approach Laid Out in the Most Carceral State of the State in Recent Years

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY DENOUNCES GOV. HOCHUL’S 2024 LEGISLATIVE APPROACH LAID OUT IN THE MOST CARCERAL STATE OF THE STATE IN RECENT YEARS New York Can Build Safe and Thriving Communities by...

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January 8, 2024

Over 110 Organizations Send Letter to Gov. Hochul Calling for Expansion of Overdose Prevention Centers and Funding With Opioid Settlement Dollars

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org OVER 110 ORGANIZATIONS SEND LETTER TO GOV. HOCHUL CALLING FOR EXPANSION OF OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS AND FUNDING WITH OPIOID SETTLEMENT DOLLARS See Letter and Signees Here;...

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December 26, 2023

Associated Press: NY governor vetoes bill that would make it easier for people to challenge convictionsAssociated Press:

Nick Encalada-Malinowski, the civil rights campaign director for VOCAL-NY, a grassroots organization, said the bill would have removed various barriers for folks who got their wrongful conviction cases dismissed on...

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December 23, 2023

Common Dreams: NY Governor Hochul Vetoes Wrongful Conviction, Immigrant Rights Bills

"Gov. Hochul's failure to sign the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act only shows that she believes that innocent people should be in prison," Roger Clark, who leads the activist group VOCAL-NY,...

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