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VOCAL-NY CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF THE SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES ACT THROUGH ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE, CALLS ON LEGISLATURE TO KEEP MOMENTUM 

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 LEGISLATURE TO KEEP MOMENTUM  The Safer Consumption Services Act Would Authorize the Expansion and Funding of Overdose Prevention Centers Statewide In New York City, Overdose Prevention Centers Have Saved Nearly 800 Lives from Fatal Overdoses …

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VOCAL-NY Applauds NYS Senate and Assembly for Prioritizing Housing and Overdose Prevention in Budget Proposals

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS NYS SENATE AND ASSEMBLY FOR PRIORITIZING HOUSING AND OVERDOSE PREVENTION IN BUDGET PROPOSALS After Weeks of Advocacy in Albany, State Lawmakers Heard Concerns and Addressed Them in Their One-House Budget Proposals  NEW YORK — Today, in response to the release of the Senate and Assembly One-House Budgets, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, …

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How to Talk About Overdose prevention centers: Questions & Answers to Guide Community Conversations

Overdose Prevention Centers (OPCs) – also known as safer injecting facilities or safer consumption spaces – are controlled health care settings where people can safely use pre-obtained drugs under clinical supervision. The overdose crisis is a kitchen table issue, and affects all corners of the state. This conversation guide can help answer the most common …

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VOCAL-NY Responds to Mayor Adams’ State of the City

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO MAYOR ADAMS’ STATE OF THE CITY See VOCAL-NY’s 2023 Policy Platform for Mayor Adams and the New York City Council NEW YORK — Today, in response to Mayor Adams second annual State of the City, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Jawanza Williams, VOCAL-NY Director of Organizing: “Today we heard little about …

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VOCAL-NY Slams Gov. Hochul After NYC 2021 Overdose Data Released

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org//Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY SLAMS GOV. HOCHUL AFTER NYC 2021 OVERDOSE DATA RELEASED Governor Hochul Recently Rejected the Opioid Settlement Board’s Recommendation to Use Settlement Funds to Keep Overdose Prevention Centers Running NEW YORK — After calling on Mayor Adams and DOHMH Commissioner Vasan to release finalized 2021 overdose data, new data was released yesterday illustrating significant increases in preventable overdoses. …

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Missing Data: VOCAL-NY Calls on Mayor Adams & DOHMH Commissioner Vasan to Release Overdose Data

Contact: Jasmine Budnella, Jasmine@vocal-ny.org MISSING DATA: VOCAL-NY CALLS ON MAYOR ADAMS & DOHMH COMMISSIONER VASAN TO RELEASE OVERDOSE DATA NEW YORK — In response to news that New York City’s Overdose Prevention Centers will run out of funding by February, and  Mayor Adams and DOHMH Commissioner Vasan withholding 2021 finalized overdose data detailing the fatal …

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2023-2024 New York State Budget Platform

The continued harm from criminalization, incarceration, and the legacy of former Governor Cuomo’s austerity have resulted in a historic number of New Yorkers dying from preventable overdoses, record high homelessness, increased rates of hepatitis C and emerging HIV clusters. This session, our state must continue the momentum from last year and reverse these harms by …

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VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS GOV. HOCHUL’S DECISION NOT TO INVEST OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS IN OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS AMID A SURGING OVERDOSE CRISIS

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.orgMariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS GOV. HOCHUL’S DECISION NOT TO INVEST OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS IN OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS AMID A SURGING OVERDOSE CRISIS NEW YORK — Yesterday, news broke that Governor Hochul rejected the recommendation by the Opioid Settlement Funds Advisory Board to fund and expand Overdose Prevention Centers (OPCs). In response, …

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VOCAL-NY Condemns California Gov. Newsom’s Veto of Legislation to Authorize Overdose Prevention Centers

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM’S VETO OF LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS VOCAL-NY Calls on Governor Hochul to Lead on the Overdose Crisis in New York State by  Authorizing Overdose Prevention Centers In New York City Alone, Overdose Prevention Centers Have Intervened in More than 415 Overdoses  NEW YORK — …

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