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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Senate Resolution No. 986

WHEREAS, On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights demonstrators marched 54 miles from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama; and

WHEREAS, The demonstrators organized to promote black voter registration and challenge the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who had been killed by an Alabama state trooper three weeks earlier while trying to protect his mother at a civil rights demonstration; and

WHEREAS, For 100 years after Emancipation laws, intimidation tactics, and violence prevented African-Americans from going to the polls; and

WHEREAS, In the city of Selma, African-Americans comprised more than half the population yet were only 2% of the registered voters; and

March 17, 2015
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Senator Montgomery Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Senate Resolution No. 986

WHEREAS, On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights demonstrators marched 54 miles from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama; and

March 17, 2015
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March 12, 2015
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March 11, 2015
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SERENDIPTY Residents Parade On Albany, Advocate for a Bigger Share of State Budget Funding

Serendipity's community-based residential programs are available to both men and women in the criminal justice system who have a  substance abuse problem requiring longer-term residential intervention.  Serendipty I and Serendipty II also offers treatment to former prisoners re-entering society, as well as providing an effective alternative-to-incarceration to others so that they may become productive citizens who no longer are a burden to society

March 4, 2015
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Lutheran Family Health Centers As for More Healthcare Dollars

During a healthcare advocacy day in Albany, Lutheran Family Health Centers' patients and medical and administrative staff call on the Legislature to invest $350 million of the $1.4B in Capital Funding for Community-Based Safety Net Providers.

 

March 4, 2015
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DYCD Begins Accepting Applications for New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program - City Residents Ages 14-24 May Apply for Lottery Until Friday, April 10

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that DYCD will accept applications for the 2015 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) from Monday, March 2 through Friday, April 10, 2015. SYEP, the nation’s largest summer youth employment initiative, provides New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 24 with up to six weeks of entry-level experience at worksites in all five boroughs. Participants are selected by lottery for the program, which runs from July 6 through August 15.

March 2, 2015
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Supportive Housing Advocates Meet with Senator Montgomery

Supportive housing advocates from Brooklyn and Citywide request Senator Montgomery's support of $2.46 million for the NYS Supportive Housing Program; $30,000 for a 2% increase for supportive housing direct service staff; and$5 miilion for the Solutions to End Homelessness Program.  They coalition of advocates also asking for an additional $99 million for the Office of Mental Health, which includes $43 million for 17,000 units of Supported Housing, $24 million for 3,000 units of CR/SRO housing, $3 million for 2,700 units of SP/SRO Housing, and securing an expanded statewide NY/NY 4 agreement of 30,000 units in NYC with 15,000 new construction units in NYC, and 5,000 new construction for the rest of the state over a ten-year pe

February 13, 2015
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Supportive Housing Advocates Meet with Senator Montgomery

Supportive housing advocates from Brooklyn and Citywide request Senator Montgomery's support of $2.46 million for the NYS Supportive Housing Program; $30,000 for a 2% increase for supportive housing direct service staff; and$5 miilion for the Solutions to End Homelessness Program.  They coalition of advocates also asking for an additional $99 million for the Office of Mental Health, which includes $43 million for 17,000 units of Supported Housing, $24 million for 3,000 units of CR/SRO housing, $3 million for 2,700 units of SP/SRO Housing, and securing an expanded statewide NY/NY 4 agreement of 30,000 units in NYC with 15,000 new construction units in NYC, and 5,000 new construction for the rest of the state over a ten-year pe

February 13, 2015
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Road Trip to Albany

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

February 10, 2015
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$5.4 Million Available to Help Businesses Train & Hire Formerly Unemployed Individuals

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced that $5.4 million is available to help businesses grow by training and hiring formerly unemployed individuals. Overseen by the Governor’s successful Unemployment Strikeforce, the funding is available to businesses in amounts of up to $100,000 to support a variety of essential worker training programs.

February 6, 2015
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Affordable Housing Crisis Community Meeting

“Affordable Housing Now!” was the cry on Thursday, January 15, at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Ft. Greene where Senator Velmanette Montgomery had called a Community Meeting with local and city officials, housing advocates, and several hundred local residents. “This year all the important rent laws and  many of the affordability stimulus programs are up for renewal,” Senator Montgomery explained. “Our people have to make their voices heard if we’re going to be sure of passing these bills, and that’s just trying to barely keep our heads above water on this issue!”

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The 25th NYS Senate District Call To Action Guide to Preserving Affordable Housing 2015.pdf

January 16, 2015
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A 50th Birthday Celebration to Remember

Senator Montgomery commemorates the 50th birthday of  Jacqueline Kennedy-Saddler(MHA), a former member of her Brooklyn office staff. Also on hand for the celebration are (from l-r): Deborah Moore, Almenia Henry, Imani Saddler, Melord Saddler, Racquel Saddler, Barbra Felker, Joan Eastman, and Janet Green. 

January 13, 2015
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