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NYC Jails Decarceration Demands

November 1, 2022

Every person remanded to Rikers Island faces the potential of a death sentence. This year has now surpassed 2021 in the number of deaths on Rikers Island – an alarming...

2022-2023 VOCAL-NY NYC BUDGET PLATFORM

June 7, 2022

VOCAL-NY is dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness across New York State. VOCAL-NY’s four different unions are releasing the following demands for the New...

Homelessness & Housing Roadmap for Mayor Adams NYC Housing Plan

April 12, 2022

On a given night, there are approximately 72,000 New Yorkers sleeping in NYC shelters and 2,300 sleeping on the streets. 2021 was the deadliest year on record for homeless New...

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

April 4, 2022

Honorable Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Honorable Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie NYS Capitol Building  Albany, NY 12224   Re: Safer Consumption Services Act (S603/A224), Senator Rivera/Assembly Member L. Rosenthal Dear Senate...

Letter to State Leadership to Increase Investments in Proven Non-Police Response to Gun violence

March 30, 2022

The Honorable Kathy HochulGovernor of New York StateNYS State Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY 12224 Hon. Andrea Stewart-CousinsNew York State Senate Majority Leader188 State StreetLegislative Office Building, Room 907Albany, NY 12247 Hon....

VOCAL-NY 2021 Annual Report

March 9, 2022

In 2021, organizing won big for low-income New Yorkers. Through multiple moves, a global pandemic, and the worst rates of overdose ever recorded, our harm reduction services continued providing life-saving...

Housing Access Voucher Program Support Letter From Service Providers

February 15, 2022

Letter to : Honorable Governor Kathy HochulHonorable Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-CousinsHonorable Speaker Carl H. Heastie NYS Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224 The Housing Access Voucher Program is the Tool...

Beyond
Methadone

February 10, 2022

Improving Health and Empowering Patients in Opioid Treatment ProgramsHepatitis C, Overdose Prevention, Syringe Exchange, Buprenorphine& Other Opportunities to Make Programs Work For Patients By: VOCAL-NY and the Urban Justice Center

2022-2023 Legislative Platform

February 7, 2022

VOCAL-NY is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness in New York State. We do this by building the power of low-income people directly impacted...

2022-2023 State Budget Platform

February 7, 2022

VOCAL-NY is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness in New York State. We do this by building the power of low-income people directly impacted...

Drug Policy Roadmap for Governor Hochul’s First 45 Days in Office

August 25, 2021

Newly-inaugurated Governor Hochul has an urgent responsibility to course-correct a decade of harm from Cuomo’s inaction on New York’s overdose crisis.

Overdose Prevention Package Memo

August 17, 2021

On August 31st, for the last twenty years, the global community has observed International Overdose Awareness Day as a day to commemorate those lost to overdose, and to urge action...

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