Associated Press NEW YORK — Seven Democratic state senators called Wednesday for the state attorney general to investigate the New York Police Department's spying on Muslim neighborhoods.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the senators cited an Associated Press investigation that found the NYPD has subjected entire communities to surveillance and scrutiny, often without any allegation of wrongdoing. Police built databases of businesses that catered to Muslims and monitored where certain Muslims ate, shopped, lived and prayed.
By Lorraine Dusky Bloger for Birth Mother, First Mother Forum
Velmanette Montgomery, chairwoman of the Children and Families Committee. The Assembly sponsor, Assemblyman David Koon Rochester, continues the fight in that house. Birth parents who had no rights and no options presented to them signed ...
By FIB Senator Velmanette Montgomery, one of the few politicians to come out publicly to be for the EPA cleaning the Gowanus Canal (ie: she is PRO Superfund!) was there. While there, F.I.B heard from reliable political sources that Mayor ...
Legislation that Expands the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) -- S.3438/A.5462
What Does This Bill Do?
~ It amends New York’s child welfare law to reflect the special circumstances of criminal justice involvedfamilies.
~ It grants foster care agencies discretion to delay filing termination of parental rights papers when a parent’s incarceration or participation in a residential drug treatment program is a significant factor in why the child has been in foster care for 15 of the last 22 months.
(Brooklyn, NY) – State Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Daniel Squadron, today announced that $15 million, over three years, in capital funds has been secured for the redevelopment of ...
Tabloids call it a circus, but the lobbyists' goal is to squelch reformsBy Tom Robbins: The Village Voice
The tabloid version of the Great Senate Stalemate of 2009 goes something like this: Those bozos in the State Senate—who can't be trusted even on a good day to get their lunch orders straight—brought the people's business to a screeching halt over a petty internal dispute about who got to wield the gavel at meetings.
Albany, NY (March 31, 2009): On the final day of National Women’s History Month 2009, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and her Senate colleagues honored Brooklyn playwright, Lynn Nottage, for her outstanding contributions to the arts in New York.
On the final day of National Women’s History Month 2009, March 31, state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), third from left, and her Senate colleagues honored Brooklyn playwright Lynn Nottage, fourth from left, for her outstanding contributions to the arts in New York.
Albany, NY (February 12, 2009): Brooklyn advocates for School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) and supporters of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) visited State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) to ask for her support of their programs in New York's 2009-10 State Budget.
The Senator’s young constituents who came to Albany for "Youth Lobby Day" included members of the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park as well as students from P.S. 307,which operates a SBHC .
1-30-2009In her new role as Chairperson of the NYS Senate Committee on Children and Families, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) hosted a Roundtable Discussion for providers of youth services to discuss the Governor’s proposed 2009-10 State Budget and its impact on the delivery of programs and services for young people of all ages.
Albany, NY (January 21, 2009): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) announced the Senate’s confirmation of Brooklyn artist Danny Simmons as a member of the NYS Council on the Arts. Senator Montgomery recommended Mr. Simmons for this post.
Albany, NY (January 7, 2009): As the reigns of leadership passed to New York’s 32-member Senate Democratic Conference during the official start of the 2009 Legislative Session, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) proudly accepted her assignment as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Children and Families.
Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens), who secured a Democratic Majority for the first time in 43 years, will serve as the Senate’s Majority Leader.