Mariah McGough

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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VOCAL-NY Responds To NYC Budget, Demands Further Investment in Care and Compassion

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO NYC BUDGET, DEMANDS FURTHER INVESTMENT IN CARE AND COMPASSION The FY ‘23 Budget Continues to Fund the NYPD and Criminalization, While Investments in Housing and Services Pale in Comparison View VOCAL-NY’s Budget Proposals Here NEW YORK – Today, Mayor Adams released New York City’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2023, which maintains a …

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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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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 Praises Passage of Hotel Conversions Bill; Thanks Robust Coalition of Housing Advocates, Labor, and Non-Profit Developers

CONTACT: Joe Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347-409-4650 VOCAL-NY PRAISES PASSAGE OF HOTEL CONVERSIONS BILL; THANKS ROBUST COALITION OF HOUSING ADVOCATES, LABOR, AND NON-PROFIT DEVELOPERS NEW YORK —  In response to the New York Legislature passing a bill to reform and expand the HONDA conversion program, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Tracie Adams, VOCAL-NY Homelessness Union …

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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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Support Grows for Passage of the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act During Final Weeks of Session

CONTACT:Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org, 347-259-4835  Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 SUPPORT GROWS FOR PASSAGE OF THE CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT DURING FINAL WEEKS OF SESSIONBill Moved Through the Final Assembly Committee Monday and Now Heads to the Floor for a Full Vote ALBANY, N.Y. – The Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act passed the Assembly’s Rules Committee on Monday, paving …

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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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BREAKING: Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act Pass Key Legislative Committee

CONTACT:Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org, 347-259-4835 CHALLENGING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ACT PASSES KEY ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE, MOMENTUM GROWS FOR PASSAGE BY LEGISLATURE THIS SESSION Advocates and Bill Sponsors Optimistic About Passage after Vote which Follows a New Poll That Shows Broad Bipartisan Support For The Bill Among New Yorkers  ALBANY, N.Y. – Formerly incarcerated organizers and activists, including people exonerated from wrongful convictions …

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VOCAL-NY Celebrates Passage of the Safer Consumption Services Act Through Assembly Health Committee, Calls on Senate to Act

CONTACT: Jasmine Budnella, jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 VOCAL-NY CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF THE SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES ACT THROUGH ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE, CALLS ON SENATE TO ACT The Safer Consumption Services Act Would Authorize Overdose Prevention Centers to Open Across the State In New York City, Overdose Prevention Centers Have Saved More Than 280 Lives from Fatal Overdoses ALBANY, …

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