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.
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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn, NY (March 20, 2007): More than 200 Brooklyn youth engaged in meaningful dialogue abouthealth 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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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 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.