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September 19, 2022

VOCAL-NY Honors National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY HONORS NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY NEW YORK — Following National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day yesterday (September 18), leaders with VOCAL-NY released the following statements: “I am...

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September 19, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Death of an Asylum Seeker and Wards Island Resident, Calls Out Overcrowding in NYC Shelters

CONTACT: Joseph Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347 409 4650 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO DEATH OF AN ASYLUM SEEKER AND WARDS ISLAND RESIDENT, CALLS OUT OVERCROWDING IN NYC SHELTERS VOCAL-NY and Allies Called on the Mayor...

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September 13, 2022

Fix CityFHEPs Now: Advocates Call on Mayor and City Council to Reform Voucher Program to Make it Accessible to All New Yorkers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 FIX CITYFHEPS NOW: ADVOCATES CALL ON MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TO REFORM VOUCHER PROGRAM TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE TO ALL NEW YORKERS Key Reforms...

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August 22, 2022

VOCAL-NY Condemns California Gov. Newsom’s Veto of Legislation to Authorize Overdose Prevention Centers

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM’S VETO OF LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS VOCAL-NY Calls on Governor Hochul to Lead on the Overdose Crisis in New...

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August 3, 2022

VOCAL-NY Condemns Mayor Adams’ Continued Efforts to Send More New Yorkers to Jail

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS MAYOR ADAMS’ CONTINUED EFFORTS TO SEND MORE NEW YORKERS TO JAIL VOCAL-NY Leaders Joined Allies at a Rally Today to Protest Efforts to Rollback...

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August 3, 2022

Reminder for Eric Adams: Most Bail-Eligible Cases End in Dismissal, Misdemeanor, or Non-Criminal Charges

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  REMINDER FOR ERIC ADAMS: MOST BAIL-ELIGIBLE CASES END IN DISMISSAL, MISDEMEANOR, OR NON-CRIMINAL CHARGES NEW YORK -- In response to NYC Mayor Eric Adams continued efforts to roll back bail...

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July 26, 2022

More Political Games: VOCAL-NY Denounces Gov. Hochul’s Call for Increased Funding for Police

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  MORE POLITICAL GAMES: VOCAL-NY DENOUNCES GOV. HOCHUL’S CALL FOR INCREASED FUNDING FOR POLICE NEW YORK -- In response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s statements pledging additional funding for law enforcement at...

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July 20, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to the Exoneration of 3 New Yorkers After 25 Years Imprisoned on Coerced Confessions

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE EXONERATION OF 3 NEW YORKERS AFTER 25 YEARS IMPRISONED ON COERCED CONFESSIONS NEW YORK —  In response to the exoneration of Vincent...

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July 14, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to the Death of Elijah Muhammad, the 10th Person to Die on Rikers Island This Year

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE DEATH OF ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, THE 10TH PERSON TO DIE ON RIKERS ISLAND THIS YEAR Interviews Available With VOCAL-NY Members Who Are Currently Detained...

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