HIV/AIDS

Lawmakers Stand with Advocates and People Living with HIV to Urge Statewide HIV Rental Assistance Funding in FY25 Budget

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, (203) 470-9979 LAWMAKERS STAND WITH ADVOCATES AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV TO URGE STATEWIDE HIV RENTAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING IN FY25 BUDGET See Videos and Pictures from the Rally Here Despite Six Years of Advocacy, Governor Hochul, the Senate, and the Assembly Omit Crucial Funding in Budget Proposals Albany, N.Y. — March […]

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VOCAL-NY Responds to One House Budgets; Call on Assembly to Follow Senate’s Lead and Center Marginalized New Yorkers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO ONE HOUSE BUDGETS; CALL ON ASSEMBLY TO FOLLOW SENATE’S LEAD AND CENTER MARGINALIZED NEW YORKERS NEW YORK — Today, in response to the release of one-house budgets by the New York State Senate and Assembly, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Reginald Thomas Brown, VOCAL-NY Leader and

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VOCAL-NY Applauds Senate Social Services Committee Passing Rest of State AIDS Housing Legislation

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS SENATE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE PASSING REST OF STATE AIDS HOUSING LEGISLATION ALBANY, N.Y. — Today, the Senate Social Services Committee passed S.183, legislation to provide statewide rental assistance for New Yorkers living with HIV. In response, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Pedro Benitez, a Rochester-based leader with the Positive Leaders

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VOCAL-NY Denounces Gov. Hochul’s 2024 Legislative Approach Laid Out in the Most Carceral State of the State in Recent Years

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY DENOUNCES GOV. HOCHUL’S 2024 LEGISLATIVE APPROACH LAID OUT IN THE MOST CARCERAL STATE OF THE STATE IN RECENT YEARS New York Can Build Safe and Thriving Communities by Solving Ongoing Crises of Homelessness, Overdose, and Criminalization NEW YORK — Today, in response to Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State and Briefing Book, VOCAL-NY released the

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Looking Ahead to 2024: Solving Ongoing Crises of Homelessness, Overdose and Criminalization by Building Safe and Thriving Communities

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LOOKING AHEAD TO 2024: SOLVING ONGOING CRISES OF HOMELESSNESS, OVERDOSE AND CRIMINALIZATION BY BUILDING SAFE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul Refuse to Invest in New York, New Report Shows it’s Forcing the Working Class to Flee See VOCAL-NY’s 2024 Legislative Platform Online Here NEW YORK

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Lawmakers and Advocates Call for Statewide Rental Assistance for HIV+ New Yorkers on World AIDS Days

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org LAWMAKERS AND ADVOCATES CALL FOR STATEWIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIV+ NEW YORKERS ON WORLD AIDS DAYS Folks Gathered at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office to Call for Funding for Rest of State AIDS Housing ROCHESTER, N.Y — Today, on World AIDS Day, lawmakers joined advocates in calling for statewide rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS

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COUNCILMEMBERS AND ADVOCATES RALLY FOR INVESTMENTS FOR AGING NEW YORKERS LIVING WITH HIV

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 COUNCILMEMBERS AND ADVOCATES RALLY FOR INVESTMENTS FOR AGING NEW YORKERS LIVING WITH HIV Immediately After the Rally, Advocates Plan to Testify at the NYC Council Hearing on People Aging With HIV NEW YORK — Today, New York City Councilmembers joined advocates for a rally calling for investments into Older Adults

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Shame on Gov. Hochul: Final State Budget Fails Marginalized New Yorkers Across the Board; All Eyes on Legislature to Take Lead

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  SHAME ON GOV. HOCHUL: FINAL STATE BUDGET FAILS MARGINALIZED NEW YORKERS ACROSS THE BOARD; ALL EYES ON LEGISLATURE TO TAKE LEAD Governor Hochul Stripped the Rights And Safety of Marginalized Communities — No Different Than GOP-Held States Across the Country NEW YORK — Last night, lawmakers voted to pass a final New York State

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VOCAL-NY Celebrates Progressive Victory in Chicago Mayoral Run-Off

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY CELEBRATES PROGRESSIVE VICTORY IN CHICAGO MAYORAL RUN-OFF New York State Leadership is on Notice: Voters Want Progress, and We Won’t Settle for the Status Quo or Punitive Crime Policies of Decades Past NEW YORK — In response to Progressive Brandon Johnson being elected as Chicago’s next mayor, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to

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