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2010 Women of Distinction

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.

 

 

April 12, 2010
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"Restaurants Lending A Helping Hand Act" Encourages Food Donations During Difficult Economic Climate

For Release: April 9, 2010

ENCOURAGING FOOD DONATIONS DURING THIS DIFFICULT ECONOMIC CLIMATESenator Velmanette Montgomery: Legislation Will Assist People in Need and Build Relationships Between Food Providers & Charitable Organizations

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D- Brooklyn) announced that the State Senate this week passed legislation (S6303/A9252 ) which will encourage food service industries to donate food to charitable organizations.

April 9, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Announce Comprehensive Budget Reform Proposals

For Release: April 7, 2010

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) joined today with members of her Senate Democratic Conference to announce comprehensive budget reform measures that will end Albany’s pattern of quick fixes and ensure New Yorkers receive a fiscally responsible budget. 

The legislative package provides for long-term financial planning, the enactment of stricter accounting principles, and mandates stringent standards of accountably for State-financed programs and services. 

April 7, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Announces Reform Agenda to "Rightsize" Juvenile Justice System

Senator Montgomery announces her 2010 NYS Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda at a press briefing in New York City on March 19, 2010.

April 7, 2010
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Serendipity Residents Receive Warm "Albany" Welcome

Senator Montgomery, Senator Thomas Duane, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson welcome residents of SERENDIPITY to Albany. Based in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, SERENDIPITY is a residential substance abuse treatment program operated by New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc.

April 7, 2010
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Miss USA Visits Albany

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.

April 7, 2010
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Nurse Practioners Bring Their Legislative Agenda to Albany

Nurse practioners from Brooklyn and elsewhere throughout the City bring their legislative agenda to Albany, urging lawmakers to pass bills that would expand their scope of practice in various ways. Senator Montgomery is a sponsor of several proposals that would expand the role of these vital health care providers. 

April 7, 2010
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Nurse Practitioners Lobby Lawmakers

Nurse practioners from Brooklyn and elsewhere throughout the City bring their legislative agenda to Albany, urging lawmakers to pass bills that would expand their scope of practice in various ways. Senator Montgomery is a sponsor of several proposals that would expand the role of these vital health care providers. 

April 7, 2010
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Senator Montgomery' 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

Click the pdf link below to view the Senator's 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

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2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

April 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Room 710 LOB

April 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Montgomery Vows to Fight Child Care Cuts! (3-17-10)

On Friday, March 12, 2010 in Brooklyn’s Boro Hall, Senator Velmanette Montgomery  met with child care advocates, parents, educators, and elected officials to  develop a response to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to slash funding for child care and head start programs.     

The proposed cuts fall disproportionately on Brooklyn.      

March 17, 2010
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Students Lobby for After-School Program Funding

Students, parents and teachers from P.S. 24 in Sunset Park ask Senator Montgomery to support their After-School Program, which is facing tough financial times due to the  Governor proposed budget cuts. The Senator pledged to do all that she can to restore funding to $30.5 million, an amount that was earmarked for after-school programs in last year's budget.  

March 9, 2010
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DC 1707 Protests Budget Cuts

DC 1707 members from Bedford Stuyvesant, Red Hook and elsewhere in the 18th Senate District met with Senator Montgomery to discuss the Governor's proposed budget cuts to child care and Head Start programs.  

March 9, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Salutes Miss USA

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 9, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Support MWBEs

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.  

 

March 9, 2010
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Senator Montgomery with Dignitaries from the Dominican Republic

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.

March 9, 2010
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March 9, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 710 LOB

March 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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