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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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May 17, 2022

BREAKING: Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act Pass Key Legislative Committee

CONTACT:Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org, 347-259-4835 CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT PASSES KEY ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE, MOMENTUM GROWS FOR PASSAGE BY LEGISLATURE THIS SESSION Advocates and Bill Sponsors Optimistic About Passage after Vote which Follows a...

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May 10, 2022

VOCAL-NY Celebrates Passage of the Safer Consumption Services Act Through Assembly Health Committee, Calls on Senate to Act

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 VOCAL-NY CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF THE SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES ACT THROUGH ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE, CALLS ON SENATE TO ACT The Safer Consumption Services Act Would Authorize...

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May 9, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Death of Dashawn Carter, Fourth Death on Rikers Island This Year

CONTACT:Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO DEATH OF DASHAWN CARTER, FOURTH DEATH ON RIKERS ISLAND THIS YEAR NEW YORK – Today, in response to news of the death Dashawn Carter, a 25-year-old homeless...

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