overdose crisis

VOCAL-NY Applauds Senate Health Committee Passing Drug Checking Services Legislation

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE PASSING DRUG CHECKING SERVICES LEGISLATION ALBANY, N.Y. — Today, the Senate Health Committee passed Senator Fernandez’s drug checking services bill (S4880). In response, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Hiawatha Collins, leader with the Users Union and Board Member at VOCAL-NY: “Unlike the governor – […]

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VOCAL-NY SLAMS GOVERNOR HOCHUL FOR NOT INVESTING OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS TO EXPAND LIFE-SAVING OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS 

CONTACT: Steven Gray, steven@vocal-ny.org, 929-448-7621 VOCAL-NY SLAMS GOVERNOR HOCHUL FOR NOT INVESTING OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS TO EXPAND LIFE-SAVING OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS  With Overdose Deaths At An All-Time High In NY, Gov. Hochul Rejects Opioid Settlement Advisory Board’s Recommendation To Expand and Fund Life-Saving OPCs The Two Overdose Prevention Centers In NYC Celebrate Two Years Of

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Filter: New York Post’s Latest Attack on Harm Reduction “a Disgrace”

Harm reductionists reacted with exasperation to what is only the latest political attack on these programs in New York. “It’s a disgrace for Republicans and the Post to politicize life-saving strategies as a talking point,” Steven Gray, drug policy campaign coordinator for VOCAL-NY, told Filter. “We’re talking about people’s lives.” Read More

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Governor Hochul: Do Not Claim Victory on Leading the Nation Without Overdose Prevention Centers Authorized And Expanded

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 GOVERNOR HOCHUL: DO NOT CLAIM VICTORY ON LEADING THE NATION WITHOUT OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS AUTHORIZED AND EXPANDED Gov. Hochul Says NY Leads the Nation in Allocating Nearly $193M in Opioid Settlement Funds – Without Acknowledging Overdose Prevention Centers NEW YORK — Today, the Opioid Settlement Advisory Board released their year two recommendations on how opioid

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Amsterdam News: Vocal-NY rallies for International Overdose Awareness Day

The protesters started out with dozens gathering at City Hall’s plaza for a vigil to honor lives lost to the overdose crisis, which they date back to the so-dubbed “war on drugs” as well as the recent fentanyl and opioid waves. The rallying groups included Vocal-NY, Drug Policy Alliance, and Katal Center members. Reverend Erica

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NEW YORK PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS JOIN NATIONAL EFFORT TO REDUCE OVERDOSE CRISIS WITH OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS

VOCAL-NY calls on New York State and Governor Hochul to prioritize funding for Harm Reduction programs and an End to the War on Drugs NEW YORK – Today, amidst an overdose crisis that claimed a predicted 6,677 lives in New York State in 2022, VOCAL-NY has joined a national coalition of more than 130 organizations comprised of public health

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Mayor Adams’ Budget Fails New Yorkers: VOCAL-NY Warns of Devastating Consequences to Come

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 MAYOR ADAMS’ BUDGET FAILS NEW YORKERS: VOCAL-NY WARNS OF DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES TO COME VOCAL-NY Joins Allies in Calling on Councilmembers to Vote NO on the Budget NEW YORK — Today, in response to a press conference announcing a handshake deal on Mayor Adams’ dangerous budget proposal, which includes a $2 billion

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THE BUFFALO NEWS: ANOTHER VOICE: HARM REDUCTION PROGRAMS AND OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS SAVE LIVES

For the majority of my life, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, I’ve been walking over dead bodies. Every day, 17 New Yorkers are lost to the same crisis: preventable overdose. Each person we lose has their own story, their own loved ones and their own past. But until New York State takes action to combat these

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