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May 7, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Mass Shooting and Hate Crime at Buffalo Supermarket

VOCAL-NY Leaders in Buffalo Will Join Allies at a Vigil on Sunday Morning  BUFFALO, N.Y. --  In response to the racially motivated shooting at a Tops supermarket in a predominantly Black community on...

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April 27, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Mayor Adams Budget Proposal

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO MAYOR ADAMS BUDGET PROPOSAL NEW YORK — In response to Mayor Adams announcement of his administration’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2023,...

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April 26, 2022

NEW POLL: Majority of New Yorkers Support Expanding Overdose Prevention Centers & Decriminalization of Drug Possession

CONTACT Jasmine Budnella, Jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 NEW POLL: MAJORITY OF NEW YORKERS SUPPORT EXPANDING OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS & DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUG POSSESSION  See Exclusive Coverage...

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April 21, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to the Police Assault of an 8-Year-Old in Syracuse

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE POLICE ASSAULT OF AN 8-YEAR-OLD IN SYRACUSE This is a Clear Example of Criminalizing Poverty SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In response to the arrest...

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April 21, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to the Police Assault of an 8-Year-Old in Syracuse

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE POLICE ASSAULT OF AN 8-YEAR-OLD IN SYRACUSEThis is a Clear Example of Criminalizing Poverty SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In response to the arrest of an 8-year-old...

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April 12, 2022

NEW: VOCAL-NY Releases Roadmap With Immediate Steps for Mayor Adams to Reverse Harm and End Homelessness

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org NEW: VOCAL-NY RELEASES ROADMAP WITH IMMEDIATE STEPS FOR MAYOR ADAMS TO REVERSE HARM AND END HOMELESSNESS Roadmap Available Online Here The Roadmap Comes Ahead of the Adams Administration’s Anticipated Housing Plan and...

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April 9, 2022

Gov. Hochul, You Failed Us: VOCAL-NY Condemns Final Budget That Neglects Homeless New Yorkers and Enables Mass Incarceration

CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 GOV. HOCHUL, YOU FAILED US: VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS FINAL BUDGET THAT NEGLECTS HOMELESS NEW YORKERS AND ENABLES MASS INCARCERATION After Promises to be Different Than Cuomo,...

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April 5, 2022

Formerly-Incarcerated New Yorkers Implore State Leadership to Uphold Bail Reform in Budget

CONTACT: Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org, 347-259-4835  FORMERLY-INCARCERATED NEW YORKERS IMPLORE STATE LEADERSHIP TO UPHOLD BAIL NEW YORK — VOCAL-NY’s Civil Rights Union, composed of and led by formerly incarcerated people, their loved ones,...

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April 4, 2022

Safer Consumption Services Act: 230 Organizations, Service Providers, Families Impacted by the Overdose Crisis, and People Directly Impacted Urge Legislature to Pass Life-Saving Legislation

CONTACTJasmine Budnella, Jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979 SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES ACT: 230 ORGANIZATIONS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE OVERDOSE CRISIS, AND PEOPLE DIRECTLY IMPACTED URGE LEGISLATURE TO PASS LIFE-SAVING LEGISLATION ...

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