HIV/AIDS

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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On World AIDS Day, New Yorkers Demand Gov. Hochul Keep Promises to LGBTQ Community and Invest in Housing for People Living With HIV

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  ON WORLD AIDS DAY, NEW YORKERS DEMAND GOV. HOCHUL KEEP PROMISES TO LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND INVEST IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV NEW YORK —  Today, on World AIDS Day, leaders with VOCAL-NY’s Positive Leaders Union called on Governor Hochul to make good on promises in her World AIDS Day Proclamation by investing in statewide rental assistance …

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VOCAL-NY Honors National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY HONORS NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY NEW YORK — Following National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day yesterday (September 18), leaders with VOCAL-NY released the following statements: “I am an excellent example of a woman who is 60 years strong, leading a full and meaningful life, and I say, HIV/AIDS lives with me – …

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2022-2023 VOCAL-NY NYC BUDGET PLATFORM

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 York City budget for FY 2022-2023.

VOCAL-NY Condemns NYS Legislative Leadership for Failing Marginalized New Yorkers When They Need Them Most

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS NYS LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR FAILING MARGINALIZED NEW YORKERS WHEN THEY NEED THEM MOST Speaker Carl Heastie and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Failed to Hold Votes on Bills Addressing the Crises of HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Mass Incarceration and Preventable Overdoses ALBANY, N.Y. — As the  New York State legislative session …

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VOCAL-NY Applauds Sen. Hoylman for Amending Legislation to Provide Support and Housing for New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS and Demands Assembly to do the Same

CONTACT: Adolfo Abreu, adolfo@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS SEN. HOYLMAN FOR AMENDING LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND HOUSING FOR NEW YORKERS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS AND DEMANDS ASSEMBLY TO DO THE SAME ALBANY, N.Y. — In response to amendments made to S1073A by Senator Brad Hoylman to provide all low-income New Yorkers with HIV equal access to the housing assistance currently available …

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VOCAL-NY Marks National AAPI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as a Part of Annual HIV Awareness Month

CONTACTMariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY MARKS NATIONAL AAPI HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY AS A PART OF ANNUAL HIV AWARENESS MONTHNational AAPI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Comes After HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a Time to Encourage Treatment and Prevention of HIV/AIDS NEW YORK — Today, on National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – a part …

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VOCAL-NY 2021 Annual Report

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 health care to people who use drugs. We know there is much to do, and we are committed to this work. Our victories in 2021 …

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HIV/AIDS

VOCAL-NY’s HIV/AIDS work is carried out by our Positive Leaders Union, which brings together low-income people living with HIV to fight for their health and rights.

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