“In my next term, I plan to continue voting on good pieces of legislation and trying to bring money back into my district,” Markey said following the swearing-in ceremony. “We fund The Doe Fund on Grand Avenue, we fund programs for the seniors. The money is well spent and I feel all the not-for-profits are groups with integrity.”
Markey said she also plans to continue her advocacy for the Child Victims Act, which she introduced in the Assembly in 1999, her first year in office.
“That is something that is very important to me,” Markey said. “Unfortunately, it has been held up by the legislative process. I’m fighting big people.”
Congresswoman Grace Meng officiated the event, and said she was honored to receive the invitation.
“When I was in the New York State Assembly, I was one of the few women to serve,” Meng said. “Marge was really a mentor and a friend to me.”