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June 28, 2024

VOCAL-NY Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Criminalize Homelessness & Poverty

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION TO CRIMINALIZE HOMELESSNESS & POVERTY The Answer to Ending Homelessness is Permanent, Affordable Housing — Not Fines, Tickets...

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June 10, 2024

WITH RECORD NUMBER OF SECTION 8 APPLICANTS, VOCAL-NY DECRIES FAILURE OF NY STATE LEADERSHIP IN ADDRESSING THE HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS CRISIS

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  WITH RECORD NUMBER OF SECTION 8 APPLICANTS, VOCAL-NY DECRIES FAILURE OF NY STATE LEADERSHIP IN ADDRESSING THE HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS CRISIS NEW YORK — In response to more...

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June 4, 2024

VOCAL-NY Commends Expansion of NYC Public Restrooms, a Step Towards Restoring Dignity to Those Experiencing Homelessness

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY COMMENDS EXPANSION OF NYC PUBLIC RESTROOMS, A STEP TOWARDS RESTORING DIGNITY TO THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS Restricting Access to Public Restrooms is a Quality-Of-Life Issue Often Used...

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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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