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VOCAL-KY Criticizes Kentucky Senate for Passing H.B. 5, a Bill That Will Criminalize Poverty

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ky.org VOCAL-KY CRITICIZES KENTUCKY SENATE FOR PASSING H.B. 5, A BILL THAT WILL CRIMINALIZE POVERTY Recent Reporting Shows H.B. 5 was Pulled Straight From the Failed Playbook Used in Atlanta LOUISVILLE, K.Y. — Today, in response to the Kentucky Senate passing H.B. 5, the so-called “Safer Kentucky” Act, VOCAL-KY released the following statements: “There is no […]

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VOCAL-KY Blasts “Safer Kentucky” Act, Vows to Fight Against Dangerous Legislation in Frankfort

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ky.org  VOCAL-KY BLASTS “SAFER KENTUCKY” ACT, VOWS TO FIGHT AGAINST DANGEROUS LEGISLATION IN FRANKFORT See VOCAL-KY Leader Joe Halbert Share Concerns About the Legislation Here LOUISVILLE, K.Y. — This week, lawmakers filed the “Safer Kentucky” Act, which would increase the number of people criminalized and housed in our overcrowded jails, without addressing

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VOCAL-KY Applauds Installment of Opioid Settlement Funding for Harm Reduction in Louisville

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ky.org  VOCAL-KY APPLAUDS INSTALLMENT OF OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDING FOR HARM REDUCTION IN LOUISVILLE Louisville is One of 120 Counties in Kentucky That’s Deeply Impacted by the Worsening Opioid Crisis LOUISVILLE, K.Y. — On Thursday, Mayor Greenberg announced the first installment of $57 million in opioid settlement funds for harm reduction organizations in Louisville. In response, VOCAL-KY

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VOCAL-KY Responds to Gov. Beshear Prematurely Claiming Decrease in 2022 Overdose Data

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ky.org VOCAL-KY RESPONDS TO GOV. BESHEAR PREMATURELY CLAIMING DECREASE IN 2022 OVERDOSE DATA Governor Beshear Touts Lower Numbers of Overdoses for 2022 Before Kentucky Drug Overdose Report is Finalized Advocates Will Gather on Tuesday for Fentanyl, Family, and Community Forum in Louisville’s West End to Discuss Overdose Prevention LOUISVILLE — In response to data released Governor Beshear’s

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