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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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VOCAL-NY Responds to Mayor Adams Budget Proposal

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO MAYOR ADAMS BUDGET PROPOSAL NEW YORK — In response to Mayor Adams announcement of his administration’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2023, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Althea Matthews, a Homelessness Union leader and New York City-based harm reduction street outreach worker who is currently experiencing …

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VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO BRAZEN VIOLENCE AGAINST TWO HOMELESS NEW YORKERS IN NYC

CONTACT Celina Trowell, Celina@vocal-ny.org, 347-309-6621 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO BRAZEN VIOLENCE AGAINST TWO HOMELESS NEW YORKERS IN NYC NEW YORK — In response to the reports of deadly attacks on homeless New Yorkers, VOCAL-NY released the following statement attributable to Celina Trowell, Homelessness Union Organizer: “To be clear, this tragedy is the direct result of a growing reckless and hateful anti-homeless …

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Mayor Adams: Budget Cuts to Services and Care Will Cause More Violence, Not Prevent It

CONTACT Jawanza Williams, Jawanza@vocal-ny.org MAYOR ADAMS: BUDGET CUTS TO SERVICES AND CARE WILL CAUSE MORE VIOLENCE, NOT PREVENT IT NEW YORK — On Wednesday, Mayor Adams released his initial 2023 budget proposal for New York City. The proposal includes maintaining the bloated NYPD and DOC budgets, while at the same time, making cuts across the City that will starve service providers of …

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Politico: Eric Adams’ war against crime sparks Democratic unrest

But Jeremy Saunders of the progressive social advocacy group VOCAL-NY said, while the cops have been out in force, the increased services for homeless New Yorkers have not materialized.

“He’s publicly talking about investing money in police and investing his personal time in police, while cutting these services,” Saunders said. “We don’t need big investments in law enforcement. We have a massive police force. We have an army of cops. We barely have a platoon of care providers.”

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