Yvette D. Clarke

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Running for U.S. Representative, New York, District 9 (2018)

Biography

First elected to Congress in 2006, I have worked tirelessly to improve the lives and opportunities of constituents in Brooklyn’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Midwood, parts of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sheepshead Bay Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Ocean Hill, and Flatlands, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Windsor Terrace. Alongside my colleagues, I worked to ensure the Affordable Health Care for America Act, the signature achievement of President Barack Obama’s historic presidency not only passed but provided coverage for 96% of Americans. I worked steadfastly to narrow income inequality, support small businesses, and help Brooklyn homeowners. I introduced bills, such as, the Adjusting for Income Disparity Act to create a new tax break for low-income families, and introduced the Save Our Neighborhoods Act, granting homeowners facing foreclosure new legal rights so they could keep their homes.

I am proud of the work I have accomplished on behalf of the 9th Congressional District. I am honored to continue the legacy of excellence set forth by many trailblazing Brooklynites including my mother, but also, the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman and Caribbean-American elected to Congress and Congressman Major Owens. I want to continue to fight for you and help bring more jobs and affordable housing to our community.

I want you to know that I will keep pressing forward to make health care, housing, immigration, and childcare more accessible and affordable to all. I will work tirelessly towards a 21st Century immigration system worthy of our great nation. I will champion with unwavering determination the causes of women's rights and children's issues, entrepreneurial opportunity, and small business support.

I am asking for your continued support as we work together to build a stronger future for all. Brooklyn is the birthplace of the Resistance and I am a proud member. Join me in the fight.

Source: Vote Yvette.com

Priorities

Women & Children Issues

Congresswoman Clarke continues to be a steadfast defender of women’s rights and healthcare. She often co-sponsors bills aimed at raising wages for women and protecting their reproductive health. She is a co-sponsor the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which was signed into law by President Obama to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.

Congresswoman Clarke is staunch sponsor and supporter of the Affordable Care Act, so Americans of all walks of life can afford healthcare for their families, and so that their children can be insured as fully as they are, guarding them against insurance companies who often remove them from their insurance rolls when they need health insurance coverage the most.

Congresswoman Clarke remains a fierce and vocal opponent of the underfunding of Planned Parenthood. She rejects all assaults on women’s healthcare and attacks on reproductive rights. She also introduced legislation to require ALD screenings for newborn babies, and co-sponsored the Healthy Family Act, allowing sick workers for those helping sick family members to receive paid leave.

Housing

Improving housing opportunities are a top priority for Congresswoman Clarke and she has fought the Trump administration’s efforts to cut back funding for housing subsidies and Section 8 for renters. She knows the housing situation in Brooklyn is in dire straits and that providing federal assistance is extremely critical to fixing the housing crisis.

Immigration

In the area of immigration, Congresswoman Clarks is fighting tirelessly for immigrants and mobilizing opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She is working with Mayor de Blasio to maintain and uphold our sanctuary city status by fighting to protect our immigrant community from unfair prosecution and deportation. She has introduced the Protect Our Sanctuary Cities Act, to end President Trump’s executive order imposing punitive measures against cities like New York. To continue the fight for our immigrant neighbors and friends, she introduced the ASPIRE Act, a bipartisan solution that would provide relief to all temporary protected status (TPS) eligible individuals. She has hosted citizenship drives in the 9th Congressional District to help eligible constituents establish U.S. citizenship.

Congresswoman Clarke introduced the Freedom for Refugees Escaping Enmity (FREE) Act, which aims to invalidate the Muslim ban, which discriminates against people who want an equal opportunity for a more secure future. She also co-sponsored the DREAM Act and the American Hope Act, giving young immigrants the opportunity to live the American Dream.

Healthcare

Year after year, healthcare is a key issue with women, which is often a prime motivator of their voting patterns. Congresswoman Clarke was a champion of the Affordable Care Act under President Obama and will fight against its dismantling this law under the current administration. She believes all Americans should be able to afford healthcare for their families. It is imperative to protect hard-working families’ rights to receive healthcare at a time families need it the most.

Source: Myya Jones.com

Yvette D. Clarke, Willoughby Avenue, The Five Fifths, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, African American Politics, Black in Politics

Running for U.S. Representative, New York, District 9 (2018)

Yvette D. Clarke, Willoughby Avenue, The Five Fifths, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, African American Politics, Black in Politics

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Running for U.S. Representative, New York, District 9 (2018)

Biography

First elected to Congress in 2006, I have worked tirelessly to improve the lives and opportunities of constituents in Brooklyn’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Midwood, parts of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sheepshead Bay Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Ocean Hill, and Flatlands, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Windsor Terrace. Alongside my colleagues, I worked to ensure the Affordable Health Care for America Act, the signature achievement of President Barack Obama’s historic presidency not only passed but provided coverage for 96% of Americans. I worked steadfastly to narrow income inequality, support small businesses, and help Brooklyn homeowners. I introduced bills, such as, the Adjusting for Income Disparity Act to create a new tax break for low-income families, and introduced the Save Our Neighborhoods Act, granting homeowners facing foreclosure new legal rights so they could keep their homes.

I am proud of the work I have accomplished on behalf of the 9th Congressional District. I am honored to continue the legacy of excellence set forth by many trailblazing Brooklynites including my mother, but also, the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman and Caribbean-American elected to Congress and Congressman Major Owens. I want to continue to fight for you and help bring more jobs and affordable housing to our community.

I want you to know that I will keep pressing forward to make health care, housing, immigration, and childcare more accessible and affordable to all. I will work tirelessly towards a 21st Century immigration system worthy of our great nation. I will champion with unwavering determination the causes of women's rights and children's issues, entrepreneurial opportunity, and small business support.

I am asking for your continued support as we work together to build a stronger future for all. Brooklyn is the birthplace of the Resistance and I am a proud member. Join me in the fight.

Source: Vote Yvette.com

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Priorities

Women & Children Issues

Congresswoman Clarke continues to be a steadfast defender of women’s rights and healthcare. She often co-sponsors bills aimed at raising wages for women and protecting their reproductive health. She is a co-sponsor the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which was signed into law by President Obama to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Congresswoman Clarke is staunch sponsor and supporter of the Affordable Care Act, so Americans of all walks of life can afford healthcare for their families, and so that their children can be insured as fully as they are, guarding them against insurance companies who often remove them from their insurance rolls when they need health insurance coverage the most. Congresswoman Clarke remains a fierce and vocal opponent of the underfunding of Planned Parenthood. She rejects all assaults on women’s healthcare and attacks on reproductive rights. She also introduced legislation to require ALD screenings for newborn babies, and co-sponsored the Healthy Family Act, allowing sick workers for those helping sick family members to receive paid leave.  Source: Vote Yvette.com

Housing

Improving housing opportunities are a top priority for Congresswoman Clarke and she has fought the Trump administration’s efforts to cut back funding for housing subsidies and Section 8 for renters. She knows the housing situation in Brooklyn is in dire straits and that providing federal assistance is extremely critical to fixing the housing crisis.  Source: Vote Yvette.com

Immigration

In the area of immigration, Congresswoman Clarks is fighting tirelessly for immigrants and mobilizing opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She is working with Mayor de Blasio to maintain and uphold our sanctuary city status by fighting to protect our immigrant community from unfair prosecution and deportation. She has introduced the Protect Our Sanctuary Cities Act, to end President Trump’s executive order imposing punitive measures against cities like New York. To continue the fight for our immigrant neighbors and friends, she introduced the ASPIRE Act, a bipartisan solution that would provide relief to all temporary protected status (TPS) eligible individuals. She has hosted citizenship drives in the 9th Congressional District to help eligible constituents establish U.S. citizenship.

Congresswoman Clarke introduced the Freedom for Refugees Escaping Enmity (FREE) Act, which aims to invalidate the Muslim ban, which discriminates against people who want an equal opportunity for a more secure future. She also co-sponsored the DREAM Act and the American Hope Act, giving young immigrants the opportunity to live the American Dream.   Source: Vote Yvette.com

Healthcare

Year after year, healthcare is a key issue with women, which is often a prime motivator of their voting patterns. Congresswoman Clarke was a champion of the Affordable Care Act under President Obama and will fight against its dismantling this law under the current administration. She believes all Americans should be able to afford healthcare for their families. It is imperative to protect hard-working families’ rights to receive healthcare at a time families need it the most.  Source: Vote Yvette.com

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