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  • August 15 , 2008 -- Congresswoman Velázquez Supports Technology Center Providing Computer Access for At-Risk Youth: Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today joined leaders from the Grand Street Settlement at the 2nd Annual Lower East Side Youth Day. She announced federal support for an initiative aimed at providing at-risk teens with access to computers and technology. The U.S. Department of Justice will make funding available to ensure the continued success of the program, which serves nearly 2,000 youth and families each year.
  • August 14, 2008 -- Congresswoman Velázquez Supports Programs to Educate New York City Youth About Brooklyn Waterfront: Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today tested the waters of the East River and joined New York City youth as they learned about marine ecology, habitat and the history of the Brooklyn waterfront. The Congresswoman participated in the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Cove Camp, an educational initiative targeting at-risk and underserved kids. She has supported the group’s youth programming and helped secure resources through the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Programs, enabling the Conservancy to expand its educational programming.
  • August 4 , 2008 -- Congresswoman Velazquez Highlights Resources for New York City Organizations: As the Hamilton-Madison House rolls out its Community Improvement Project, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) applauds the group for bringing valuable social services to Lower Manhattan’s immigrant populations. The organization has received a federal grant for $95,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services to assist in the implementation of this new program assisting seniors and working families.

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Congresswoman Velázquez Earns Number One Ranking as Most Progressive Member of New York City Delegation

National JournalCongresswoman Velázquez has been recognized by the National Journal for her progressive voice in fighting the Bush Administration. She earned the magazine's ranking as the most progressive member of New York City's Congressional delegation. The National Journal ranks members of Congress every year based on key votes on economic, social and foreign policy issues. Crucial issues addressed last year included raising the minimum wage and providing a timetable for the withdrawal of troops in Iraq. Congresswoman Velázquez will continue her work in the U.S. House as an advocate for the causes most important to New Yorkers.

For more information, view the National Journal’s 2007 Vote Ratings.

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