This week we raised money for Vocal-NY , who are "organizing to end AIDS, mass incarceration, the failed war on drugs, and homelessness"! Our total of $742 was matched by Cravath, Swaine & Moore (thanks to Maddy DeSimone), bringing us to a total of $1484!
More about Vocal-NY in their own words: "Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is building a movement of low-income people dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and homelessness. We fight for systemic change rooted in justice, equity, and love. We approach this work with a firm belief in reducing harm and ending stigma, and the knowledge that the issues impacting our communities are driven by institutional oppression, not personal failings. Our campaigns have saved or improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers across the state.
Our model of movement building draws inspiration from three traditions: (1) traditional community-based organizing, (2) direct-action AIDS activism, and (3) Black-led social movements for racial justice. Above all, we work with the knowledge that abolishing systemic poverty and injustice will only be done by building the leadership and power of the most marginalized among us."
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