Senator Montgomery, A Woman of Distinction: This video clip features Senator Velmanette Montgomery and other women senators speaking about their role and contributions as policy makers during National Women's History Month: Writing Women Back into History, March 2010.
Senator Montgomery talks about the delivery of comprehensive school-based primary care and mental health services in the 18th Senate District with (from l-r) Iona Thomas, RN, MACNE, Board Member, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; Jessica Perez, Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers; Bettie Mays, School-Based Health Center Administrator, Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, and standing rear (l-r), Kaitlin Viera, SBHC patient and Ivette Davila-Richards, mother of Kaitlin and Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers.
The NYS Senate passed legislation (S.2969) this week permitting the nearly 13,000 certified nurse practitioners from across the state to sign death certificates ensuring the delivery of appropriate and medically-accurate postmortem care.
The legislation, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), gives nurse practitioners the authority and responsibility to complete death certificates in the same manner as physicians, medical examiners and coroners.
Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.
Senator Montgomery calls on Governor Paterson to halt all activity at the Prospect Heights location for the proposed controversial Atlantic Yards project while speaking at the Time Out on Atlantic Yards rally.
Below is a link to a YouTubevideo featuring Senator Montgomery delivering passionate remarks on the Senate floor in support of Rockefeller Drug Law reform.This bill was adopted by the Legislature as part of the 2009-10 State Budget. Senator Montgomery is a co-sponsor of this bill and a long-time advocate for reforming the draconian drug laws.