During her visit to New York's State Capitol, Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, met with Senator Montgomery and other legislators. Ms. Dalton talked to the Senator about her interest in women's health issues, including her advocacy work around breast cancer education.
March 2010: Senator Montgomery (seated, center) joins with her legislative colleagues to announce the First Annual Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Awareness Day. To commemorate the event, more than 300 MWBEs came to the Capital City to discuss their business enterprises and press for legislative reforms that increase their access to the state contracts.
Senator Velmanette Montgomery (center) joined her colleagues at the State Capitol in welcoming the Honorable Roberto B. Saladin, Dominican Ambassador to the United States and the Honorable Rafael Evans, Esq., Dominican Consul General to New York to the First Annual Celebration of Dominican Heritage Month in New York State sponsored by the New York Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus Members. February 27 is the anniversary of Dominican Independence, a holiday equally embraced by the 800,000 Dominicans residing in New York State as by the citizens on the island of the Dominican Republic.
Thank you for sharing your views with me regarding the delivery and funding of quality education. I am committed to helping our children achieve positive educational outcomes and working to secure the necessary federal and state resources to accomplish these goals. With this goal in mind, my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly advanced a charter school bill that sought to place our state in the best possible position to win a maximum $700 million federal education financing award by submitting a timely and complete Race to The Top (RTTT) application.
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.
(l-r) Dr. Wesner Moise, Primary Care Physician CNR; Mr. Richard Kuo, Executive Director Homecreast Community Services, Inc.; Clari Gilbert,Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office ; Ms. Suleika Cabrera-Drinane, President and CEO Institute for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Elderly, Inc.
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.
Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight
Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).
With ( l-r), Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Rev. Edith Critchlow; Rev. Dr. Robert O. Simpson, pastor of Janes; Rev. Dr. Joseph V. Crocket; Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Rev. Allen H. Smith.
Janes United Methodist Church is named for Edmond Storer Janes (1807-1876) who in 1844 was elected Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The church can trace its roots to 1858 when a Sunday school was started in a private home. Janes Mission, located at Patchen Avenue and Monroe Street, was built ca.1859 at a cost of $3,000 and had a seating capacity of 400.