Rep. Yvette Clarke still lives in her childhood home in Flatbush, where her parents, both immigrants from Jamaica, taught her the values of community activism and creating meaningful change. She is currently the only black woman in the New York delegation in Congress, and is the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. As a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, she has co-sponsored and passed bills that tackle housing inequality, women’s rights, healthcare, immigration, and education. Clarke understands what it means to be a public servant, and will always fight for the community she calls home.
In office, Clarke helped pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which is the most comprehensive anti-corruption and democracy reform bill to pass the House since Watergate. The bill is being denied a fair vote by Mitch McConnell and the special interests who control the U.S. Senate. H.R. 1 would take on dark money and foreign interference in our elections, fix our broken campaign finance system, tighten ethics laws, crack down on lobbyists, limit partisan gerrymandering used to manipulate elections, and expand and protect the right to vote.
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