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February 3, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to President Biden Visiting NYC to Discuss Violence Prevention With Mayor Adams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 3, 2022 CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT BIDEN VISITING NYC TO DISCUSS VIOLENCE PREVENTION WITH MAYOR ADAMS This Evening, VOCAL-NY Members Will...

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February 1, 2022

Mayor Adams, Keep Your Promises: Fund Community Care and Services, Not More NYPD

CONTACT Keli Young, Keli@vocal-ny.org Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org MAYOR ADAMS, KEEP YOUR PROMISES: FUND COMMUNITY CARE AND SERVICES, NOT MORE NYPD NEW YORK — Over the weekend, Mayor Adams made an appearance on “Up Close...

In the News
January 28, 2022

Politico: Eric Adams’ war against crime sparks Democratic unrest

But Jeremy Saunders of the progressive social advocacy group VOCAL-NY said, while the cops have been out in force, the increased services for homeless New Yorkers have not materialized. “He’s...

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January 24, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Mayor Adams Plans to Combat Gun Violence In NYC; Calls for Investments in Care and Compassion, Not Incarceration

CONTACT Keli Young, keli@vocal-ny.org, 929-363-4713 Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO MAYOR ADAMS PLANS TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE IN NYC; CALLS FOR INVESTMENTS IN CARE AND COMPASSION, NOT INCARCERATION NEW YORK —...

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January 20, 2022

Mayor Adams: Don’t Put Swagger Before Substance, Invest in Policing Alternatives That Don’t Criminalize New Yorkers

CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 Mayor Adams: Don’t Put Swagger Before Substance, Invest in Policing Alternatives That Don’t Criminalize New Yorkers NEW YORK — In response to Mayor Eric Adams considering excluding the NYPD...

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January 19, 2022

VOCAL-NY Launches Budget and Legislative Platforms to Reverse Failed Drug War Policies, End Mass Incarceration, and Eliminate Homelessness

CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY Launches Budget and Legislative Platforms to Reverse Failed Drug War Policies, End Mass Incarceration, and Eliminate Homelessness Earlier Today, VOCAL-NY Leaders and Members Hybrid Joined a...

In the News
January 15, 2022

Associated Press: New York’s Pandemic-Era Eviction Moratorium Expires

Advocates and landlords don't expect a flood of evictions right away, as the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program still provides some eviction protection. Still, Joe Loonam, housing campaigns coordinator for...

In the News
January 13, 2022

Spectrum News: Tenants, landlords anticipate statewide debate on eviction bill

“There are going to be thousands of families that are going to be forced to either find new housing, go to the shelter, or be forced to live with their...

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January 9, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to 2022 State of the State, Calls on Gov. Hochul and Legislature to Go Farther

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Wednesday, January 5, 2022 CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO 2022 STATE OF THE STATE, CALL ON GOV. HOCHUL AND LEGISLATURE TO GO...

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