Volume 73, Number 3 | May 19 - 25, 2004

Velazquez: Send Martha to Bushwick

Congressmember Nydia Velazquez urged the judge overseeing Martha Stewart’s community-service sentencing to place Stewart at the Maura Clarke-Its Ford Center, located in Velazquez’s district in one of New York’s 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.


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