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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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Senator Montgomery Hosts Dialogue on Funding Cuts to Youth Programs

 1-30-2009In her new role as Chairperson of the NYS Senate Committee on Children and Families, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) hosted a Roundtable Discussion for providers of youth services to discuss the Governor’s proposed 2009-10 State Budget and its impact on the delivery of programs and services for young people of all ages.

January 30, 2009
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Senator Montgomery Names Local Artist Danny Simmons to the NYS Council on the Arts Nomination is Approved by the Governor and NYS Senate

Albany, NY (January 21, 2009): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) announced the Senate’s confirmation of Brooklyn artist Danny Simmons as a member of the NYS Council on the Arts. Senator Montgomery recommended Mr. Simmons for this post.   

January 21, 2009
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Senator Montgomery to Chair Senate Committee on Children and Families

Albany, NY (January 7, 2009): As the reigns of leadership passed to New York’s 32-member Senate Democratic Conference during the official start of the 2009 Legislative Session, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) proudly accepted her assignment as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Children and Families.

Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens), who secured a Democratic Majority for the first time in 43 years, will serve as the Senate’s Majority Leader.

January 7, 2009
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New Advisory

State  Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman will host  a  Community  Workshop  on  Energy  Conservation  and  Green Building Strategies  on  Thursday,  December 11, 2008 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Belarusian  Church,  located  at  401  Atlantic  Avenue (at Bond Street) in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

December 5, 2008
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