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.

Happy 113th Founders’ Day to the women of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Thank you for all yo...
01/15/2021

Happy 113th Founders’ Day to the women of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Thank you for all you do to make our communities better in the name of sisterhood. Special shoutout to my Chief of Staff, Charlyn and my Scheduler/Executive Assistant, Tenesha. ❤️💖

I’m grateful to have received my second round of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to all of the medical professionals acr...
01/14/2021

I’m grateful to have received my second round of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to all of the medical professionals across this nation who have worked tirelessly to make this vaccine readily available and accessible.

I will continue to fight for equity in our healthcare system to ensure that ALL Americans have access to this life-altering vaccine.

Happy Founders’ Day to the history-making women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I am elated to celebrate 108 years o...
01/13/2021

Happy Founders’ Day to the history-making women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I am elated to celebrate 108 years of sisterhood and to carry on the great legacy of our 22 founders in the spirit of service. 🔺 #aoml #dst1913 #dst108

I am presiding over a crucial vote on H.Res.21: Impeaching Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Enough is e...
01/13/2021

I am presiding over a crucial vote on H.Res.21: Impeaching Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Enough is enough.

🚨 New York Coronavirus Vaccine Updates 🚨As of today, 1/11/21, the #COVID19 vaccine will be available to people 75 and ol...
01/11/2021
NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder

🚨 New York Coronavirus Vaccine Updates 🚨

As of today, 1/11/21, the #COVID19 vaccine will be available to people 75 and older, teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers, and public transit workers in New York State.

#COVID19 vaccination sites are active in all five boroughs and open seven days a week. When you get vaccinated for #COVID19, you help protect yourself, your parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors!

Let’s do our part in bringing an end to this deadly virus. #NYCVaccineforAll #IGotTheShotNYC. Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment here: nyc.gov/vaccinefinder.

Find a vaccine near you.

01/07/2021

The world was watching as armed terrorists broke into the U.S. Capitol in response to President Donald J. Trump’s reckless call to disrupt the certification of the electoral college.

I have signed onto articles of impeachment because 45 is unfit to uphold our precious democracy.

Vice President Mike Pence MUST invoke the 25th Amendment and remove 45 from office immediately. Yesterday’s events were an assault on our democracy and endangered the lives of elected officials and all of those who work on Capitol Hill.

We must not forget that these terrorists were backed by several members of the GOP who have no regard for the rule of law. I’m proud to support Congresswoman Cori Bush’s call to investigate and remove these members from Congress.

01/06/2021

This is domestic terrorism. Period, full stop.

We are in throngs of a coup because @realDonaldTrump refuses to respect the will of the American people.

The eyes of the world are on us right now. Democracy will prevail.

My staff and I are sheltering in place. We are safe and will be following the guidance of Capitol Police.

01/06/2021

Wishing a prosperous Three Kings Day to all who celebrate. May the gifts of the wise men fill our homes with peace and joy.

Happy Founders’ Day to the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., who are celebrating 110 years of Achievement in Ever...
01/05/2021

Happy Founders’ Day to the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., who are celebrating 110 years of Achievement in Every Field of Endeavor. Thank you for all you do to uplift those around you.

Shoutout to some of my favorite Nupes— my brilliant nephew Kai, my close friend and neighbor Chairman Hakeem Jeffries and my Senior Policy Advisor, Chris. #J5

Black women must be protected at all costs, especially in the face of #COVID19.In honor of Dr. Susan Moore, my colleague...
01/04/2021

Black women must be protected at all costs, especially in the face of #COVID19.

In honor of Dr. Susan Moore, my colleagues and I urged the Biden-Harris Transition team to create an agenda to combat racial bias in medicine and to set priorities to ensure equitable treatment for ALL.

It’s crucial that the executive branch leadership roles in science, tech and telecom are representative of our great nat...
01/04/2021
‘Break up the groupthink’: Democrats press Biden to diversify his tech picks

It’s crucial that the executive branch leadership roles in science, tech and telecom are representative of our great nation’s diversity.

It’s time to elevate the voices of women and POC in tech— an industry that forms our worldview each day.

Liberal lawmakers say broader representation is essential in federal debates over algorithmic bias, internet access and more.

I’m proud to ring in the historic 117th Congress (the most diverse Democratic Majority) alongside my colleagues. I took ...
01/04/2021

I’m proud to ring in the historic 117th Congress (the most diverse Democratic Majority) alongside my colleagues. I took my 8th Oath of Office to serve my community— New York’s 9th Congressional District. In some of the most challenging times, I will continue to fight for COVID relief and uphold progressive values to make our great nation stronger than ever. #BrooklynStandUp

01/02/2021

Happy Independence Day to the resilient people of Haiti, who are celebrating 217 years of independence from France. Ayiti cheri!

12/27/2020

Habari Gani to everyone celebrating Kwanzaa! I hope this next seven days brings us all joy at a time we need it the most. 🙏🏾

12/25/2020

For millions of Americans, this #Christmas season looks different due to the #COVID19 pandemic.

House Democrats will NEVER stop fighting to ensure that ALL Americans have access to affordable, quality healthcare, good-paying jobs and housing security.

Merry Christmas to all!

12/22/2020

🚨 I’m proud to say that my bill, the Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention & Training Act passed in the House and Senate and will soon become law.

Together, we will win this fight against the opioid epidemic. 💪🏾

This bill:
✅ keeps synthetic opioids (like fentanyl) off our streets
✅ protects our workers at airports and at our borders from accidental exposure/potential death
✅ brings us one step closer to combatting the #opioidcrisis

12/22/2020

Tonight, I voted to keep the government open and for covid relief for families and small businesses. It’s unfair for us to shut the government down when we have constituents who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

While this agreement is a fraction of what is required to meet the needs of our people, the provisions will provide direct benefits, expanded unemployment benefits and housing assistance for the people of #NY09.

However, this must be the down payment on much more.

I voted against the security approps bill because despite the good this bill does in some areas, it does far too much bad— including funding the border wall and deportations amid this pandemic. I will continue fighting for a #COVID19 package that does right by the people.

Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine, recommended by the Office of the Attending Physician because I trust science.Now...
12/20/2020

Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine, recommended by the Office of the Attending Physician because I trust science.

Now, I’m fighting for ALL Americans to receive this life-changing vaccine for free. Underserved communities must be protected as we combat this pandemic.

🚨Today Congressman Peter Welch and I introduced the American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act. Our bill sets a strong...
12/18/2020

🚨Today Congressman Peter Welch and I introduced the American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act.

Our bill sets a strong national renewable energy standard to ensure that wind, solar & other renewable tech is deployed at the scale
needed to match the #climatecrisis we face.

Read more ⬇️:

Full stop— We can’t prevent algorithmic bias in innovative tech without POC at the table and the free flow of ideas amon...
12/16/2020

Full stop— We can’t prevent algorithmic bias in innovative tech without POC at the table and the free flow of ideas amongst researchers.

Senator Ron Wyden and I urged Google CEO Sundar Pichai to reaffirm his commitment to D&I and academic freedom. Now more than ever, Timnut Gebru’s departure makes this work essential.

Tonight, we affirm our belief that the good will overcome the bad and that our light will overcome the darkness. In this...
12/10/2020

Tonight, we affirm our belief that the good will overcome the bad and that our light will overcome the darkness. In this spirit, let us remember to share our light with the world.

Chag Sameach to my Jewish friends and constituents! #Hanukkah

Happy birthday to my mom— my greatest inspiration and the Mother of Brooklyn. Thank you for your years of dedication to ...
12/02/2020

Happy birthday to my mom— my greatest inspiration and the Mother of Brooklyn. Thank you for your years of dedication to making our community stronger. Every day, I am proud to be your daughter. 86 never looked so good.

#OnThisDay 96 years ago, an American hero and one of my inspirations to run for office was born. I’m grateful to represe...
11/30/2020

#OnThisDay 96 years ago, an American hero and one of my inspirations to run for office was born. I’m grateful to represent part of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s district & for her contributions that have inspired generations of women & POC in public service. #BrookylnStandUp

11/27/2020

This Native American Heritage Day, I reaffirm my commitment to uplifting the indigenous community by honoring their history, celebrating their ancestors and ensuring they are protected by our government.

Words cannot express my gratitude for their contributions and sacrifices.

11/26/2020

Happy #Thanksgiving! Today I’m especially grateful for our essential workers who have sacrificed their livelihood in order to make our community better and stronger each day. 🙏🏾

#Throwback to 14-year-old me in honor of my birthday 🥳 I’m spending the day social distancing and enjoying virtual celeb...
11/21/2020

#Throwback to 14-year-old me in honor of my birthday 🥳 I’m spending the day social distancing and enjoying virtual celebrations with loved ones. Thank you for all of the well wishes for a prosperous year.

11/14/2020

Today I send love, light and prosperity to everyone celebrating #Diwali, the Festival of Lights. This holiday celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, a message we could all learn from and use to carry us through our days.

11/11/2020

Today, we celebrate all the brave Black, Hispanic, #LGBTQ, Asian and Native veterans who fought for the ideals of what this country stands for, even when our country wasn't living up to those ideals.

We thank them for their service and sacrifice.

#VeteransDay

11/10/2020

In the midst of a pandemic, Trump is yet again attempting to destroy the Affordable Care Act by going through the courts. Today, the SCOTUS will hear this lawsuit and possibly dismantle the pre-existing conditions benefit among other much needed provisions. I will stand firmly against this Administration’s attempt to take away Americans' health care. #ACA

11/07/2020

Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.

This historic victory is a reaffirmation of our liberty and determination to maintain our precious democracy. 🇺🇸

#OnThisDay 52 years ago, the iconic Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress.Each and every day...
11/05/2020

#OnThisDay 52 years ago, the iconic Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress.

Each and every day, I stand proud to be her successor.

The American people deserve transparency in our government. The American people deserve a President who works #ForthePeo...
11/04/2020

The American people deserve transparency in our government.

The American people deserve a President who works #ForthePeople.

The American people deserve a President who abides by our Constitution and who doesn’t try to steal elections.

Simply put, the American people deserve much more than Donald Trump.

“The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument we have in a democr...
11/03/2020
Elections and Voting · NYC311

“The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument we have in a democratic society. We must use it.” -The Honorable John Lewis

Click ⬇️ to find your nearest polling site:

To help prevent the community spread of COVID-19, all registered, eligible voters in New York may vote by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election.

10/29/2020

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