drug policy

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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LET US LIVE: Drug Users Urge Gov. Hochul to Use Executive Action to Authorize Overdose Prevention Centers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LET US LIVE: DRUG USERS URGE GOV. HOCHUL TO USE EXECUTIVE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS See Images and Videos From the Actions in Albany and New York City on Social Media Here NEW YORK — Today, leaders with VOCAL-NY gathered at the Governor’s Manhattan Office and the Governor’s Mansion …

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Governor Hochul Must Act Following NYS Legislature’s Failure to Address Unprecedented Overdose Crisis

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 GOVERNOR HOCHUL MUST ACT FOLLOWING NYS LEGISLATURE’S FAILURE TO ADDRESS UNPRECEDENTED OVERDOSE CRISIS Both Houses Failed to Pass Life-saving Bill that Meets this Moment of Unprecedented Loss, Even After Seeing 300+ Lives Saved at Overdose Prevention Centers in NYC More New Yorkers Die from Preventable Overdose than to Car Accidents, …

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