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June 23, 2023

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...

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June 16, 2023

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...

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June 14, 2023

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...

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June 12, 2023

Following Damning Federal Monitor Report, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell Resigns

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org FOLLOWING DAMNING FEDERAL MONITOR REPORT, NYPD COMMISSIONER KEECHANT SEWELL RESIGNS Report Showed Stop and Frisk is on the Rise in NYC; City Council Must Pass “How Many Stops...

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June 9, 2023

Dereliction of Duty: VOCAL-NY Slams Legislature for Failing to Deliver on Housing During 2023 Legislative Session

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org DERELICTION OF DUTY: VOCAL-NY SLAMS LEGISLATURE FOR FAILING TO DELIVER ON HOUSING DURING 2023 LEGISLATIVE SESSION State Leadership’s Lack of Political Courage Will Result in More...

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June 9, 2023

After Legislature’s Failure, Governor Hochul Must Act to Address New York’s Overdose Crisis

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979 AFTER LEGISLATURE’S FAILURE, GOVERNOR HOCHUL MUST ACT TO ADDRESS NEW YORK’S OVERDOSE CRISIS  Despite Overdose Deaths at an All-Time High Across New York, State Leaders...

In the News
June 1, 2023

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...

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May 25, 2023

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,...

In the News
May 24, 2023

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...

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