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Statement On Atlantic Yards Agreement Alterations

The MTA Board is proposing to alter its agreement with Forest City Ratner Companies regarding the air rights and construction of a new rail yard for the Vanderbilt Rail Yards in Brooklyn. I urge this Committee and the MTA board to reject these changes. To approve these changes would be to continue the entirely questionable series of decision regarding this railyard and cast further doubt on the MTA’s ability and commitment to provide proper stewardship of this vital public authority. I urge you to reject these changes, cancel all contracts with FCRC, and issue a new RFP.

June 22, 2009
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Statement From Senator Montgomery on Bi-Partisan Governing of the NYS Senate

As a full-time State Senator who is dedicated to serving my Brooklyn constituents, I am working to forge a bi-partisan agreement that will enable the Senate to resume our business, legislative business – to continue doing the people’s work – as a unifi ed bi-partisan body.

My Democratic colleagues and I are fi rmly committed to bi-partisan governing. We desire to fulfi ll our oath of offi ce, in service to the people whom we have pledged to represent.

June 18, 2009
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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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5/20/2009 Senator Montgomery News Conference “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A)

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.  

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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