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Brooklyn, N.Y., May 8, 2017 - Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries hosted a Brooklyn town hall meeting, today, to organize resistance against President Trump and his agenda.
Held at St. Francis College, Organize Brooklyn is the start of a process to develop a plan of action to protect immigrants, the environment and healthcare from Trump’s ongoing assaults – and to gain Democratic control in Washington, D.C., and Albany.
“People are afraid of what has taken place under this president and are petrified of what else he might have in store,” Rep. Clarke said. “Today we begin turning fear into action, and defeat into victory. That’s what Organize Brooklyn is all about. Let’s get to work.”
Rep. Velázquez (D-7th CD), Rep. Clarke (D-9th CD) and Rep. Jeffries (D-8th CD) today discussed with constituents future national and local elections, the current political landscape and concrete ways New Yorkers can combat the Trump Administration’s policies. Increasing voter registration – and voter turnout – will be key, the members of Congress said at the #OrganizeBK event. Voter turnout in New York in the 2016 Presidential Election was an anemic 57%.
-15 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WERE HONORED AT CONGRESSWOMAN CLARKE’S SHINING STAR AWARDS-
On Saturday, June 4th, 2016 Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke hosted her fourth annual Shining Star Awards to celebrate 15 outstanding socially aware men and women. Dozens, including local elected officials and public figures, were in attendance at the Milk River Restaurant to witness the honorees receive their awards.
Clarke established the annual Shining Stars award in 2012 to honor 18 to 40 year old New Yorkers for their outstanding work in their fields and their contribution to their communities. In addition, she wanted to encourage these young professionals to bring about social change.
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Representative Yvette D. Clarke had the following remarks in regards to Women’s History Month.
“I encourage everyone in Brooklyn to remember the contributions of women to the development of our nation,” said Representative Clarke. “From Abigail Adams, whose works informed the drafting of our Constitution, to Rosa Parks, whose courage has inspired generations of civil rights activists, women have been leaders in the fight for equality.”
“Our work must continue. Women are still underrepresented in elected office and in the executive suites of our corporation, while wage discrimination persists,” continued Representative Clarke.
After a long wait, the House of Representatives finally voted on February 28th to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. With Representative Clarke in the majority, this pivotal act authorizes the prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assaults and stalking by the federal government, states, law enforcement, and service providers. The traditionally uncontested bill was held up by Republicans due to new protections provided to members of the LGBT community, immigrant women, and Native American women.