Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke United States Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a Brooklyn native whose roots are firmly planted in her Jamaican heritage.

A product of the New York City Public School System, Rep. Clarke received a scholarship to Oberlin College and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAH/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis. Rep. Clarke was first elected to Congress in November 2006 and represents the 9th Congressional District which includes the communities of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Sunset Park, Carroll Gardens, Kensington, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Prospect Park. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Clarke served on the New York City Council representing the 40th District in Brooklyn. She succeeded her pioneering mother, former City Council Member Una S. T. Clarke, making them the first mother-daughter succession in the history of the Council. As the Congressional Representative of the 11th district, she is committed to continuing the district's legacy of excellence as set forth by the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman and Caribbean American elected to Congress. As an activist, a community organizer and now as a legislator, Rep. Clarke’s boldness, compassion and love for humanity has allowed her to become an effective leader and an outspoken advocate on numerous issues of great importance to her constituents. Currently in the 112th Congress, Rep. Clarke sits on the House Committee on Homeland Security and House Committee on Small Business. In the 111th Congress, Rep. Clarke sat on several committees including the House Education and Labor Committee, the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Small Business Committee. Just two years in office, Rep. Clarke was appointed Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology for the 111th Congress. Under her leadership, this Committee will exercise its oversight jurisdiction on a variety of issues, including cybersecurity, biodefense, pandemic influenza preparedness, nuclear detection, mitigating radiological attacks, agro-terrorism, and research and development within the Department of Homeland Security. Known in the community for speaking truth to power, she is often called the “authentic voice of Brooklyn.” Rep. Clarke also plans on using this voice to make the needs of her community a priority within the 112th Congress as the newly appointed Secretary for the Congressional Black Caucus and the Senior Whip for the Democratic Caucus. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., (CBCF) also recently welcomed Rep. Yvette D. Clarke of New York to its Board of Directors. An unwavering champion for her native Brooklyn, she has worked with non-profit organizations, local community groups and appropriators to secure millions of dollars in essential federal support for the district. As a result, major institutions received funds, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Prospect Park Alliance and the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). As a testament to what Representative Clarke has accomplished in her first term, she received an “A” rating from the Drum Major Institute, TheMiddleClass.org, and 100% ratings by Peace Action, The Brady Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She was also named After-School Hero by The After-School Corporation for her work on the House Education and Labor Committee. In May 2009, Rep. Clarke was also presented with an honorary Doctorate Law Degree from St. Francis College. Clarke currently resides in the neighborhood where she grew up, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

04/12/2021

Ramadan Mubarak to all celebrating around the world.

May this holiest of months fill your homes with love and light.

May it’s message of solitary, generosity, compassion and mercy guide you.

May you witness #Ramadan in good health, and reach it in the best of faith.

I am proud to stand with the Asian-American Community against hate and bigotry.Today Congress Members Nydia Velazquez, G...
04/09/2021

I am proud to stand with the Asian-American Community against hate and bigotry.

Today Congress Members Nydia Velazquez, Grace Meng, Rep. Tom Suozzi, and I denounced the attacks on our Asian-American brothers and sisters and thanked our small businesses on the 8th avenue corridor right here in Brooklyn

"A few words about Alcee Hastings: as an aspiring Congresswoman,  back in 2004, while campaigning for John Kerry in Ft. ...
04/06/2021

"A few words about Alcee Hastings: as an aspiring Congresswoman, back in 2004, while campaigning for John Kerry in Ft. Lauderdale, I met this Congressman who was larger than life. He was a force of nature, passionate about his people, courageous, forceful, charismatic, a masterful orator, with a penchant for keeping it real.

He fought his illness with the same passion that he fought for the people of his district.

Alcee Hastings was a mentor and friend. He will be sorely missed. May He rest in power and in peace."

- Yvette.

"A few words about Alcee Hastings: as an aspiring Congresswoman, back in 2004, while campaigning for John Kerry in Ft. Lauderdale, I met this Congressman who was larger than life. He was a force of nature, passionate about his people, courageous, forceful, charismatic, a masterful orator, with a penchant for keeping it real.

He fought his illness with the same passion that he fought for the people of his district.

Alcee Hastings was a mentor and friend. He will be sorely missed. May He rest in power and in peace."

- Yvette.

Happening TONIGHT at 6:00 pm, right here. ...You have questions, I've got answers. The #AmericanRescuePlan Decoded. Lets...
03/31/2021

Happening TONIGHT at 6:00 pm, right here.
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You have questions, I've got answers.
The #AmericanRescuePlan Decoded.
Lets Talk. See you then.

Tune in [WEDNESDAY 3/31] at 6:00 pm, right here.
You have questions, I've got answers.

The #AmericanRescuePlan Decoded.

Lets Talk. See you then.

Tune in [WEDNESDAY 3/31] at 6:00 pm, right here. You have questions, I've got answers. The #AmericanRescuePlan Decoded. ...
03/29/2021

Tune in [WEDNESDAY 3/31] at 6:00 pm, right here.
You have questions, I've got answers.

The #AmericanRescuePlan Decoded.

Lets Talk. See you then.

03/24/2021

As we celebrate women’s history month, we celebrate all that women have achieved. Women like Clara Barton who’s work founded one of the world’s foremost humanitarian organizations: The American Red Cross. For nearly 145 years the American Red cross has been a stalwart of aid and a beacon of hope having helped millions of people and saving millions more during the COVID-19 crisis. The country owes them a tremendous debt of gratitude. Join me in celebrating American Red Cross Month 2021. #AmericanRedCross

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03/23/2021

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths of the uterus, are one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide and disproportionality impact Black women. Approximately 25 percent of Black women will suffer from uterine fibroids by the age of 25, and 80 percent will have them by age 50. This public health crisis calls for swift action.

Join the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls TONIGHT as they work to transform uterine fibroid awareness into action and discuss the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act introduced by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
#PowerInOurVoice #DST1913

Register for the event here: https://swhr.org/event/supporting-our-sisters-transforming-uterine-fibroid-awareness-into-action/

We passed H.R.6, the Dream and Promise Act. I am SO proud to have co-authored this dynamic legislation.  ..House Democra...
03/18/2021
CLARKE CO-LEADS GROUNDBREAKING IMMIGRATION REFORM H.R. 6, THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT AND VOTES YES ON THE FARM WORKFORCE MODERNIZATION ACT, BOTH PASS IN THE HOUSE - Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

We passed H.R.6, the Dream and Promise Act. I am SO proud to have co-authored this dynamic legislation.
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House Democrats to the rescue.
U.S. Senate Democrats, don't let us down!

My full statement ⬇
https://clarke.house.gov/clarke-co-leads-groundbreaking-immigration-reform-h-r-6-the-dream-and-promise-act-and-votes-yes-on-the-farm-workforce-modernization-act-both-pass-in-the-house/

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act — which she was a co-lead of, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Both passed in the House. These two landmark pieces of legislation to modernize and reform our immigration s...

03/18/2021

As the [PROUD] daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I understand the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

Our immigration system is broken, and I am a proud Co-lead of this bill.

Let’s pass the #DreamAndPromise Act, let’s see it through the Senate, and let’s get it signed into law!

The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls - CBWG is hosting “Supporting Our Sisters: Transforming Uterine Fibroi...
03/17/2021

The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls - CBWG is hosting “Supporting Our Sisters: Transforming Uterine Fibroid Awareness into Action”
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We will discuss uterine fibroid research and my bill the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021.
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Join us: March 23,2021 at 5:30 PM EST⬇️⬇️⬇️
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03/10/2021

The facts are clear: the American Rescue Plan is what we need to beat COVID, safely reopen schools, deliver relief to working families, and foster an inclusive recovery.

I am honored to vote YES on the largest relief bill in American history and sent it to President Biden’s desk.

To every American, we say: help is on the way!

Today, we commemorate the international contributions of women. #InternationalWomensDay  is a global celebration of wome...
03/08/2021

Today, we commemorate the international contributions of women.

#InternationalWomensDay is a global celebration of women’s immeasurable influence(s) -- because women’s contributions to our society can never be understated or taken for granted.

This day is an acknowledgment of achievement, perseverance, persistence, and most importantly, appreciation. We honor our predecessors and recommit creating a more equitable future for generations of women to come.

To every woman: Cis or Trans, Black or white, young or old; this day is yours. Remember that on the road to tomorrow, we stand tallest when we stand together. Happy #internationalwomensday2021.
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

Today we remember young Ari Halberstam whose life was taken this day, 27 years ago, on the very ramp which now bears his...
03/01/2021

Today we remember young Ari Halberstam whose life was taken this day, 27 years ago, on the very ramp which now bears his name. As a city and country we have dealt with gun violence for as long as I can remember, and I remain dedicated,
to passing common sense, and comprehensive gun reform in Ari’s honor.

02/21/2021
2021 State of the District.

Did you miss our #StateofTheDistrict?

No worries, you can check it out here: https://youtu.be/67_L9LVCVSE

Stay safe.
Stay strong.
Stay Blessed.

#BrooklynStandUp!

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, representative of New York's 9th Congressional District Hosts the 2021 State of the District.

Happening #TODAY: 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET..Tune in here: http://bricartsmedia.org/hd or on: Optimum ChANNEL: 951 Spectrum Chan...
02/18/2021

Happening #TODAY: 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET
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Tune in here: http://bricartsmedia.org/hd or on:
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Can't wait to see you all!

#OpenlyBlack Day 17: Attorney, politician and Representative for Ohio’s 11th congressional District, @repmarciafudge. As...
02/17/2021

#OpenlyBlack

Day 17: Attorney, politician and Representative for Ohio’s 11th congressional District, @repmarciafudge. As Secretary of Housing and Urban Development nominee, Congresswoman Fudge has worked to establish economic recovery for union workers and small businesses and confront a historic housing crisis.

As an insightful leader, Congresswoman Fudge has aided in creating jobs, and continues to create equitable access to education, health care and nutritional foods.
I salute you, my sister in service. #BlackHistoryMonth

Join me [virtually] for The State of the District on February 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.It can be viewed through:Optimum    ...
02/16/2021

Join me [virtually] for The State of the District on February 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

It can be viewed through:

Optimum Ch. 951
Spectrum Ch. 1993
Verizon Ch. 47

It is also being Streamed at bricartsmedia.org/hd

Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/repclarkestateofdistrict

#OpenlyBlack -- Today, we salute Congressman Joe Neguse and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett ➡Members of Congress. ➡A son a...
02/12/2021

#OpenlyBlack -- Today, we salute Congressman Joe Neguse and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett

➡Members of Congress.
➡A son and daughter of immigrants.
➡Impeachment managers.

Throughout their careers, #Neguse and #Plaskett have fought to cultivate a more just and equitable America for us all.

The mastery displayed during this trial by these two will resonate for years to come. I am so proud to call Congressman Joe Neguse & Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett colleagues, and dear friends.

Honorable Mention: Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett is also my soror. Oo-oop. 🐘🔺.

#OpenlyBlack Day 10: Leader, strategist, voting rights activist, and celebrated author, Stacey Abrams. #Abrams was the f...
02/10/2021

#OpenlyBlack Day 10: Leader, strategist, voting rights activist, and celebrated author, Stacey Abrams. #Abrams was the first Black woman to be the Democratic Nominee for Governor in Georgia and the first Black woman to deliver the official response to the State of Union. #Abrams uses her platform to address voter suppression, registering a record-breaking number of voters and expanding turnout in Georgia. Turning the state blue for the first time in 28 years and delivering a democratic majority. I salute you Stacey Abrams
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#OpenlyBlack Day 6: Author, civil rights activist, and icon, Ruby Bridges. #Bridges was the first to integrate an all-wh...
02/08/2021

#OpenlyBlack Day 6: Author, civil rights activist, and icon, Ruby Bridges. #Bridges was the first to integrate an all-white elementary school in The South, at age 6. Her bravery advanced civil rights action, and the future of equitable education. #BlackHistoryMonth

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
02/05/2021

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke's cover photo
02/05/2021

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke's cover photo

#OpenlyBlack Day 5: A model for major league baseball exceptionalism, #HankAaron. #Aaron is known for breaking the recor...
02/05/2021

#OpenlyBlack Day 5: A model for major league baseball exceptionalism, #HankAaron. #Aaron is known for breaking the record for the most all-time career home runs, but as the first Black executive for the Atlanta Braves, #Aaron not only broke records, he broke racial barriers as well. We remember him not only as a baseball player but as a model of humility, dignity, and exceptionalism. #BlackHistoryMonth #OpenlyBlack.

#OpenlyBlack Day 4: #Zayawade is an example of what it means to love yourself unconditionally and be true to who you are...
02/04/2021

#OpenlyBlack Day 4: #Zayawade is an example of what it means to love yourself unconditionally and be true to who you are unapologetically. Through her unwavering courage and determination, Zaya has opened so many eyes and hearts.

I salute you, Zaya. #BlackHistoryMonth.

Next up #OpenlyBlack Day 2: Journalist, writer for The Atlantic, and host of “Jemele Hill is Unbothered”, Jemele Hill. A...
02/02/2021

Next up #OpenlyBlack Day 2: Journalist, writer for The Atlantic, and host of “Jemele Hill is Unbothered”, Jemele Hill. After using her platform to condemn white supremacy she was terminated from ESPN. This sparked wide-spread outrage, and many Black anchors, including her co-host, #MichaelSmith, refused to go on air. Instead of deterrence, Jemele used this opportunity to create her own storytelling mechanism that affords her autonomy, without problematic network hierarchies, “Jemel Hill is Unbothered”.

Jemele continues to create and contribute to the field of journalism. Ensuring integrity, accountability, and freedom of speech. Jemele, I salute you. #OpenlyBlack #BlackHistoryMonth

This #BlackHistoryMonth, I want to highlight a few of my favorites, who happen to be #OpenlyBlack (cc: DonLemonCnn)  1st...
02/01/2021

This #BlackHistoryMonth, I want to highlight a few of my favorites, who happen to be #OpenlyBlack (cc: DonLemonCnn)

1st up: Viral immunologist and NIH Scientific Lead, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

Dr. Corbett’s work primarily focuses on developing COVID-19 vaccines. This included discovering the leading candidate for the vaccine against the virus, mRNA-1273, thus developing the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

Dr. Corbett is an American hero and a dynamic force for good. I salute you, Dr. Corbett. #OpenlyBlack #BlackHistoryMonth

The #BrooklynGunBuyBack was a tremendous success!3 assault rifles14 hand guns26 long guns 5 non working or antique guns ...
01/31/2021

The #BrooklynGunBuyBack was a tremendous success!
3 assault rifles
14 hand guns
26 long guns
5 non working or antique guns
are all off the street.

Special thank you to Attorney General James, District Attorney Gonzalez, Councilwoman Ampry Samuels, State Senator Myrie, Assemblywoman Walker, and Borough President Adams.

Cicely Tyson was a pioneer and a dynamic force for good. She brought joy to the hearts of many and maintained a level of...
01/29/2021

Cicely Tyson was a pioneer and a dynamic force for good. She brought joy to the hearts of many and maintained a level of absolute excellence that spanned her career of more than seven decades. In true Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc form, she marveled all that knew her and worked diligently to inspire future generations. As a fellow Caribbean-American woman, I was inspired by her unparalleled tenacity, grace, beauty, and poise. There will never be another like Cicely Tyson. We will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.

🚨 Happening Tomorrow: Foreclosure Prevention During COVID Webinar #Brooklyn — Wednesday, January 27th at 6:00 pm. ..Regi...
01/26/2021
Webinar: January 27th at 6pm – Foreclosure Prevention – Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

🚨 Happening Tomorrow: Foreclosure Prevention During COVID Webinar #Brooklyn — Wednesday, January 27th at 6:00 pm.
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Register here: bit.ly/3sDsfHr
It will also be streamed on Brooklyn A's page
Spread the word to your neighbors and friends!

Webinar: January 27th at 6pm – Foreclosure Prevention January 20, 2021 Event Join us for a webinar to learn about foreclosure prevention and how Brooklyn A can help. Topics to be covered include: NYS Foreclosure MoratoriumFederal Foreclosure MoratoriumHow to enter into Forbearance or Request hards...

01/21/2021

The science is clear: we must #ActOnClimate TODAY to avoid the worst of climate change and protect our economy & our communities from catastrophe.

I’m happy President Biden rejoined the #ParisAgreement on #DayOne and look forward to working with my colleagues to meet its goals.

Today is a historic day for American Democracy. As we swear in #POTUS46 Joe Biden, and our first Caribbean-Indian Americ...
01/20/2021

Today is a historic day for American Democracy. As we swear in #POTUS46 Joe Biden, and our first Caribbean-Indian American female #VicePresident, Kamala Harris I could not be more proud.

It's giving... #BlackGirlMagic, love to see it!

01/18/2021

Today, we honor the incomparable life & legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His message of unity and non-violence continues to resonate as we look back on the events of Jan 6.

I encourage you all to take a moment to meditate on this powerful message. #LetFreedomRing

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