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Senator Montgomery and Assemblywoman Millman Act to Transition Women From Welfare To Meaningful, Living-Wage Work

Albany, NY (June 12, 2007): To help move women from welfare into meaningful, living-wage jobs, the state may soon by required to better prepare public assistance recipients for non-traditional employment that pays sustainable wages under legislation recently approved by the Senate and Assembly.

Sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D-Brooklyn), the legislation (S.3201/A.3366) now goes to the Governor for consideration before becoming law.

June 12, 2007
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Date: Friday, June 8, 2007Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Place: CAMBA Beacon School 1137 Herkimer Street(Between Thomas Boyland Street & Saratoga Avenue)Brooklyn, New York

June 6, 2007
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Senator Montgomery and 25 Other State Lawmakers Call on Mayor Bloomberg and The City’s Police Commissioner to Add 400 Youth Officers to the Police Force

Albany, New York (April 5, 2006): Responding to a plan recently announced by Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Police Commissioner Kelly to add 800 police officers to the City’s force, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and 25 other state lawmakers called on these city officials to designate 400 of the new recruits as youth officers and assign them to precincts in at-risk communities citywide.

May 9, 2007
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Senator Montgomery Joins Call To Solve Foreclosure Crisis

Albany, NY (May 9, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and her Senate Democratic colleagues unveiled this week a comprehensive plan that responds to New York's foreclosure crisis which has victimized thousands of borrowers in her Senate District and elsewhere throughout New York. The plan was announced during a press conference at the State Capitol in Albany.

May 9, 2007
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Senator Montgomery to Bring Government and Neighborhood Resources to Homeowners & Homebuyers At Networking Expo NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark To Be Guest Speaker

 

Senator Montgomery to Bring Government and Neighborhood Resources to Homeowners & Homebuyers at Networking Expo NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark to be Guest Speaker

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2007Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Place: Wayside Manor1720-26 Broadway(Between Rockaway Avenue and Chauncey Street)Brooklyn, New York

 

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery

April 17, 2007
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Senator Montgomery Acclaims Budget Restorations For 18th Senate District Hospitals And Nursing Homes

Albany, NY (April 9, 2007): "New York has reaffirmed its commitment to patients and healthcare workers," said State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), in announcing the adoption of the 2007-08 State Budget, which includes more than $37 billion in spending for direct medical services, including Medicaid and community health care.

April 11, 2007
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Brooklyn Youth Call For Greater Investment In Education, School-based Health, And Summer Jobs

Brooklyn, NY (March 20, 2007): More than 200 Brooklyn youth engaged in meaningful dialogue about health care, crime, after-school programs, jobs, higher education and other topics important to them and their peers at a recent Youth Conference sponsored by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn).

 

The forum was co-sponsored and hosted by the CAMBA Beacon IS 271 School on Herkimer Street, which is located in Montgomery’s Brooklyn Senate District.

March 20, 2007
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Senator Montgomery Lauds Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye's Re-appointment To The Bench

Albany, NY (March 16, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) joined recently with her Senate colleagues in confirming the reappointment of Honorable Judith S. Kaye as Chief Judge of the State of New York. Appointed by Governor Cuomo in 1993, Judge Kaye is the first woman to occupy the State Judiciary’s highest office ,and she is the longest serving Chief Judge in New York’s history.

 

March 19, 2007
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Senator Montgomery Announces Youth Speak-out And Forum On Women’s Health

Albany, NY (February 27, 2007): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) is hosting two community meetings to respond to issues raised by her constituents surrounding health care concerns of women of the Diaspora community, and topics important to youth.

Local city, state and federal elected officials are co-sponsoring the events, along with governmental agencies and non-profit community-based organizations.

The forums are free-of-charge and open to the public:

February 27, 2007
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Senator Montgomery & The College Board To Co-host Higher Education Forum During 36th Annual Legislative Conference Of The New York State Association Of Black And Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.

Albany, New York (January 30, 2007): In an effort to identify barriers to college success for African American and Latino New Yorkers and ways to improve their educational outcomes, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and The College Board will co-host an informational dialogue on this issue during the 36th Annual Legislative Conference of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. The seminar, entitled Closing the Achievement Gap: Connecting All Students to College Success, will take place on Saturday, February

January 30, 2007
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Senator Montgomery To Renew Oath Of Office

Sunday, January 14, 2007

1:00 p.m.

Concord Baptist Church833 Gardner Taylor Boulevard (formerly Marcy Avenue)(Between Putnam Avenue & Madison Street)Brooklyn, New York

 

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) invites her constituents and other supporters to attend her swearing in ceremony where she will renew her oath of office as State Senator for the 18th Senate District.

The Reverend Dr. Gary V. Simpson will deliver the invocation and administer the oath of office.

January 5, 2007
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Senator Montgomery & Mocada Honor The Memory, Hail The Accomplishments Of Brooklyn Icons Betty Carter & Tom Feelings

At a musical and literary tribute to two Brooklyn icons, both of whom lived in Fort Greene, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) recently hosted a celebration of the powerful creativity and lives of jazz bebop sensation Betty Carter and artistic legend Tom Feelings. This celebrated event, co-hosted by the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), was held at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, New York. The Church is pastored by the Reverend David Dyson, LAPC.

November 14, 2006
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Electronic Voting Vs. Paper Ballots: What Should It Be?

November 13, 2006 (Brooklyn, NY): State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) today held a citizens’ briefing to respond to concerns about the process for selecting new voting machines for New Yorkers to use in the 2007 elections.

November 13, 2006
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Senators Montgomery, Duane Blast Pataki For Inhumane Punishment Of Mentally Ill Inmates

State Senators Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Thomas Duane (D-Manhattan) blasted Governor George Pataki today for vetoing a measure to end the practice of punishing seriously mentally ill prisoners by throwing them into solitary confinement for up to 23 hours every day.

"Besides being inhumane, placing a mentally ill inmate in solitary confinement makes a bad situation worse," Senator Montgomery said. "It creates prisoners who are more disruptive, more disturbed and more likely to hurt themselves or others."

August 16, 2006
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