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July 12, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to New York Chief Judge Janet Difiore’s Resignation

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY Responds to New York Chief Judge Janet Difiore’s Resignation NEW YORK — In response to news of New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore stepping down,...

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June 29, 2022

LET US LIVE: Drug Users Urge Gov. Hochul to Use Executive Action to Authorize Overdose Prevention Centers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LET US LIVE: DRUG USERS URGE GOV. HOCHUL TO USE EXECUTIVE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS See Images and Videos From the Actions...

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June 10, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds To NYC Budget, Demands Further Investment in Care and Compassion

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO NYC BUDGET, DEMANDS FURTHER INVESTMENT IN CARE AND COMPASSION The FY ‘23 Budget Continues to Fund the NYPD and Criminalization, While Investments in Housing and...

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June 10, 2022

Governor Hochul Must Act Following NYS Legislature’s Failure to Address Unprecedented Overdose Crisis

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 GOVERNOR HOCHUL MUST ACT FOLLOWING NYS LEGISLATURE’S FAILURE TO ADDRESS UNPRECEDENTED OVERDOSE CRISIS Both Houses Failed to Pass Life-saving Bill that Meets this Moment of...

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June 3, 2022

VOCAL-NY Condemns NYS Legislative Leadership for Failing Marginalized New Yorkers When They Need Them Most

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS NYS LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR FAILING MARGINALIZED NEW YORKERS WHEN THEY NEED THEM MOST Speaker Carl Heastie and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Failed...

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June 3, 2022

VOCAL-NY Praises Passage of Hotel Conversions Bill; Thanks Robust Coalition of Housing Advocates, Labor, and Non-Profit Developers

CONTACT: Joe Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347-409-4650 VOCAL-NY PRAISES PASSAGE OF HOTEL CONVERSIONS BILL; THANKS ROBUST COALITION OF HOUSING ADVOCATES, LABOR, AND NON-PROFIT DEVELOPERS NEW YORK —  In response to the New...

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May 25, 2022

VOCAL-NY Applauds Sen. Hoylman for Amending Legislation to Provide Support and Housing for New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS and Demands Assembly to do the Same

CONTACT: Adolfo Abreu, adolfo@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS SEN. HOYLMAN FOR AMENDING LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND HOUSING FOR NEW YORKERS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS AND DEMANDS ASSEMBLY TO DO THE SAME ALBANY, N.Y....

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May 23, 2022

Support Grows for Passage of the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act During Final Weeks of Session

CONTACT:Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org, 347-259-4835  Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 SUPPORT GROWS FOR PASSAGE OF THE CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT DURING FINAL WEEKS OF SESSIONBill Moved Through the Final Assembly Committee Monday...

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May 19, 2022

VOCAL-NY Marks National AAPI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as a Part of Annual HIV Awareness Month

CONTACTMariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY MARKS NATIONAL AAPI HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY AS A PART OF ANNUAL HIV AWARENESS MONTHNational AAPI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Comes After HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a...

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