Fighting for social, economic & racial justice

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VOCAL Action Fund members on the street


VOCAL Action Fund, the C4 arm of Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), builds power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, mass incarceration, and homelessness in order to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, advocacy, direct services, participatory research and direct action.


VOCAL Action Fund is dedicated to mobilizing directly-impacted people to elect officials who will fight for a Caring and Compassionate democracy. By electing lawmakers who represent the interests of low income people and communities of color, we can fight for systemic change rooted in justice, compassion, 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.

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