Economy & Democracy


We entered 2022 riding the highs of the previous year, our most successful New YorkState legislative session ever. We knew we had our work cut out for us. Stateand city budgets placed an emphasis on gutting essential services forlow-income New Yorkers and prioritizing investments in criminalization,incarceration, and lining the pockets of the wealthiest. While elected …


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

CONTACT: Mariah McGough,  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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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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Economy & Democracy

Across all VOCAL-NY unions, we work to ensure that people are put before profit by building political power through coalitions.

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