Velazquez: Send Martha to Bushwick
Congressmember Nydia Velazquez urged the judge overseeing Martha Stewarts community-service sentencing to place Stewart at the Maura Clarke-Its Ford Center, located in Velazquezs district in one of New Yorks most impoverished communities, Bushwick, Brooklyn. M.C.I.F. initiated a program to create a small clothing factory meant to give low-income women employment and provide daycare services, while at the same time cultivating their business development and leadership skills. These hard-working, low-income women could provide Ms. Stewart with a much-needed lesson on responsibility, business values and critical importance of strong and honest entrepreneurial role models for young women, Velazquez said.