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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail end of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

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.  The “Anti-Shackling Bill” is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Nick Perry  (D-Brooklyn).  Their bill prohibits state and local correctional authorities from using restraints on a pregnant female inmate who is being transported for childbirth, during labor and delivery, and in post-natal recovery.

May 20, 2009
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Senator Montgomery and Center for Family Life Youth

Senator Montgomery and young people from Sunset Park's Center for Family Life campaign together at the State Capitol for an increase in state funding for summer jobs for youth

May 1, 2009
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MEDIA ADVISORY- Red Hook Town Hall Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORYContact: Jim Vogel jvogel@senate.state.ny.us  718-638-3349 / 718-689-4384

WHAT: Red Hook Town Hall Meeting on Public Housing

WHO: Residents of Red Hook Houses East & West, NYCHA Chairman Ricardo Elias Morales, and elected officials, including Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, and Margarita Lopez

April 23, 2009
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Senator Montgomery speaks at the Time Out on Atlantic Yards rally

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.

April 15, 2009
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April 9th Budget WINS! Press conference

Senator Montgomery hosts youth groups whose programs were funded in the 2009-2010 budget.

April 15, 2009
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Senator Montgomery Speaks Out in Support of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform

Dear Advocates,

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Tk7CTOk58

April 2009

April 9, 2009
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Senator Montgomery Hosts Lobby Day for Brooklyn Youth Groups

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.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Montgomery Celebrates Achievements of Quintessential Brooklyn Artist LYNN NOTTAGE

Nottage Receives Accolades from NYS Senate

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.

March 31, 2009
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Montgomery Honors Brooklyn Artist Lynn Nottage

by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 04-09-2009

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.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Montgomery Hosts Lobby Day for Brooklyn Youth Groups

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 .

February 12, 2009
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