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February 15, 2022

Lawmakers and Advocates Demand an End to Qualified Immunity in NYS at Virtual Press Conference

CONTACT Keli Young, Keli@vocal-ny.org  Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org LAWMAKERS AND ADVOCATES DEMAND AN END TO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY IN NYS AT VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE View a Recording of the Press Conference Here S1991/A4331 Would...

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February 15, 2022

HAVP Passes Out of Assembly Housing Committee as Service Providers Sign Onto Letter Urging Stewart-Cousins, Heastie, and Hochul to Fund the Program in the Budget

CONTACT Joseph Loonam, Joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347-409-4650 Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979  HAVP PASSES OUT OF ASSEMBLY HOUSING COMMITTEE AS SERVICE PROVIDERS SIGN ONTO LETTER URGING STEWART-COUSINS, HEASTIE, AND HOCHUL TO FUND THE PROGRAM IN...

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February 8, 2022

VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF HAVP OUT OF SENATE HOUSING COMMITTEE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 8, 2022 CONTACT Joseph Loonam, Joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347-409-4650 Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979 VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF HAVP OUT OF SENATE HOUSING COMMITTEE ALBANY, N.Y. — Today,...

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February 3, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to President Biden Visiting NYC to Discuss Violence Prevention With Mayor Adams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 3, 2022 CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT BIDEN VISITING NYC TO DISCUSS VIOLENCE PREVENTION WITH MAYOR ADAMS This Evening, VOCAL-NY Members Will...

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February 1, 2022

Mayor Adams, Keep Your Promises: Fund Community Care and Services, Not More NYPD

CONTACT Keli Young, Keli@vocal-ny.org Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org MAYOR ADAMS, KEEP YOUR PROMISES: FUND COMMUNITY CARE AND SERVICES, NOT MORE NYPD NEW YORK — Over the weekend, Mayor Adams made an appearance on “Up Close...

In the News
January 28, 2022

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...

Press Statements
January 24, 2022

VOCAL-NY Responds to Mayor Adams Plans to Combat Gun Violence In NYC; Calls for Investments in Care and Compassion, Not Incarceration

CONTACT Keli Young, keli@vocal-ny.org, 929-363-4713 Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203-470-9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO MAYOR ADAMS PLANS TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE IN NYC; CALLS FOR INVESTMENTS IN CARE AND COMPASSION, NOT INCARCERATION NEW YORK —...

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January 20, 2022

Mayor Adams: Don’t Put Swagger Before Substance, Invest in Policing Alternatives That Don’t Criminalize New Yorkers

CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 Mayor Adams: Don’t Put Swagger Before Substance, Invest in Policing Alternatives That Don’t Criminalize New Yorkers NEW YORK — In response to Mayor Eric Adams considering excluding the NYPD...

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January 19, 2022

VOCAL-NY Launches Budget and Legislative Platforms to Reverse Failed Drug War Policies, End Mass Incarceration, and Eliminate Homelessness

CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY Launches Budget and Legislative Platforms to Reverse Failed Drug War Policies, End Mass Incarceration, and Eliminate Homelessness Earlier Today, VOCAL-NY Leaders and Members Hybrid Joined a...

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