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Portrait of Yvette Clarke

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Yvette Clarke

NY-9 (D)
Congressmember Clarke was first elected to Congress in 2006. During her decade of service working on progressive causes, she has been selected to serve on the Education, Labor, and Homeland Security committees, and currently serves on the Energy and Commerce, Ethics and Small Business committees. She has helped pass important legislation to benefit her constitutents, including the Affordable Care Act. Congressmember Clarke has many accomplishments, including a 100% rating from PeaceAction and an "A-plus" rating from the Insitute of Policy Studies.
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How does Yvette align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Clarke champions small businesses and equal access to economic resources, benefits, and services. She prioritizes education and believes in first-class education for everyone, and co-sponsored the Protecting Educational Loans for Underserved Students Act. She also fights for access to affordable housing for all low and moderate-income families.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Congressmember Clarke advocates for legislation benefiting all. She voices her support for unity and diversity and serves on the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and is the co-chair of the Caribbean Caucus.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Clarke was instrumental in the passing of the Affordable health care for America Act. She believes in gun reform that includes universal background checks while protecting the rights of legal gun owners. A strong advocate for protecting the environment, Congressmember Clarke supports the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the Clean Power Plan, and the Paris Agreement. She gets a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood.
Background information
  • Woman of Color
  • Politician
  • Ceiling Crasher
  • Incumbent
Endorsements
Yvette Clarke has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party

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