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May 17, 2022

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...

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May 10, 2022

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...

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May 9, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Death of Dashawn Carter, Fourth Death on Rikers Island This Year

CONTACT:Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO DEATH OF DASHAWN CARTER, FOURTH DEATH ON RIKERS ISLAND THIS YEAR NEW YORK – Today, in response to news of the death Dashawn Carter, a 25-year-old homeless...

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May 7, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Mass Shooting and Hate Crime at Buffalo Supermarket

VOCAL-NY Leaders in Buffalo Will Join Allies at a Vigil on Sunday Morning  BUFFALO, N.Y. --  In response to the racially motivated shooting at a Tops supermarket in a predominantly Black community on...

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April 27, 2022

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,...

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April 26, 2022

NEW POLL: Majority of New Yorkers Support Expanding Overdose Prevention Centers & Decriminalization of Drug Possession

CONTACT Jasmine Budnella, Jasmine@vocal-ny.org, 720-480-5262 Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 NEW POLL: MAJORITY OF NEW YORKERS SUPPORT EXPANDING OVERDOSE PREVENTION CENTERS & DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUG POSSESSION  See Exclusive Coverage...

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April 21, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to the Police Assault of an 8-Year-Old in Syracuse

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE POLICE ASSAULT OF AN 8-YEAR-OLD IN SYRACUSE This is a Clear Example of Criminalizing Poverty SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In response to the arrest...

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April 21, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to the Police Assault of an 8-Year-Old in Syracuse

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO THE POLICE ASSAULT OF AN 8-YEAR-OLD IN SYRACUSEThis is a Clear Example of Criminalizing Poverty SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In response to the arrest of an 8-year-old...

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April 12, 2022

NEW: VOCAL-NY Releases Roadmap With Immediate Steps for Mayor Adams to Reverse Harm and End Homelessness

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org NEW: VOCAL-NY RELEASES ROADMAP WITH IMMEDIATE STEPS FOR MAYOR ADAMS TO REVERSE HARM AND END HOMELESSNESS Roadmap Available Online Here The Roadmap Comes Ahead of the Adams Administration’s Anticipated Housing Plan and...

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