On August 31, 2021 EXPONENTS, VOCAL-NY, and NYC Harm Reduction Community coordinated a Press Conference and Rally outside of the Medical Examiners Office of Jacobi Hospital to urge NY State Legislature to pass the Overdose Prevention Package Bills and Overdose Prevention Center pilots. In support of this day we were joined by a number of community leaders and city officials who spoke out against the harms’ perpetuated by the racist and classist war on drugs while commemorating the countless deaths swept through our city and nation.

Over 5,100 people died of preventable overdose in 2020 alone

Below are a few clips of our day in advocacy






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