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August 31, 2021

Filter: On International Overdose Awareness Day, New Yorkers’ Demands Are Clear

“I remember when we were losing someone every three hours to overdose. Then it was five. Then it was three. Now we’re losing someone every hour and 48 minutes,” Marilyn...

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August 25, 2021

There is No Time Left: Governor Hochul Must Lead on Ending the Overdose Crisis in New York in First 45 Days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, August 25, 2021CONTACTJasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979THERE IS NO TIME LEFT: GOVERNOR HOCHUL MUST LEAD ON ENDING THE OVERDOSE CRISIS IN NEW YORK IN FIRST...

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August 24, 2021

Hochul has Chance to Right Cuomo’s Wrongs on Overdose Crisis

Following Governor Cuomo’s resignation, Lt. Governor Hochul has an urgent, historic opportunity to save lives from the worsening overdose crisis and reverse the devastation caused by her predecessor. After years...

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July 22, 2021

VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS ALBANY COMMON COUNCIL’S PASSAGE OF ‘GOOD CAUSE’ EVICTION BILL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 22, 2021CONTACTLuke Grandis, Luke@vocal-ny.orgVOCAL-NY Applauds Albany Common Council’s Passage of “Good Cause’ Eviction BillUnder Good Cause Measure Landlords are Prohibited From Evicting Tenants Based on Discriminatory ReasonsALBANY,...

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July 16, 2021

New York Focus: A Wave of Upstate Cities Could Ban Eviction Without “Good Cause”

Smith, a statewide organizer with the advocacy group VOCAL-NY since 2017 and early member of the Housing Justice for All coalition, said that ending the cycle of precarious housing will...

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July 14, 2021

Governor Cuomo’s Legacy of Failure on the Overdose Crisis is Punctuated by Deadliest Year on Record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, July 14 2021CONTACTJasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.orgMariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.orgGOVERNOR CUOMO’S LEGACY OF FAILURE ON THE OVERDOSE CRISIS IS PUNCTUATED BY DEADLIEST YEAR ON RECORDPreliminary Data Released By CDC Today...

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July 13, 2021

Over a Dozen Homeless New Yorkers and Activists Take Lobby of Department of Homeless Services to Demand ‘Hotels to Housing’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, July 13, 2021CONTACTJoseph Loonam, Joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347-409-4650OVER A DOZEN HOMELESS NEW YORKERS AND ACTIVISTS TAKE LOBBY OF DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES TO DEMAND ‘HOTELS TO HOUSING’As New Delta...

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June 16, 2021

New York Times: 8,000 Homeless People to Be Moved From Hotels to Shelters, New York Says

At a small protest outside Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s residence, on Monday, homeless people and organizers from the advocacy group Vocal-NY demanded that the homeless remain in the hotels until...

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June 16, 2021

Williams Hotel Residents Receive Transfer Notices Day After Rally at Gracie Mansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, June 16, 2021CONTACTJoseph Loonam, Joseph@vocal-ny.orgWILLIAMS HOTEL RESIDENTS RECEIVE TRANSFER NOTICES DAY AFTER RALLY AT GRACIE MANSIONHomeless New Yorkers Demand Hotels to Housing; Instead They Face Forced Transfers...

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