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Better Know A District: 11 Yvette Clarke


Via Gothamist Watch Stephen Colbert Learn About Slavery In Brooklyn (Facts Not Included)

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Come November 6th we are going to have two choices for our Representative to the house.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

(Democrat) Yvette Clarke
(Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Park Slope. )

Yvette Diane Clarke (born November 21, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 11th congressional district, serving since 2007, and the former chair of the United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

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(Republican)(Conservative) Daniel Cavanagh

Via SheepsheadBites
Cavanagh is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York’s 9th District. He sought the nomination on the Republican and Conservative Party tickets. He was unopposed in the primary. Served as a special assistant to New York State Senator Marty Golden since 2002. He has been involved in the local community from the age of 13, with the Gerritsen Beach Teen Organization. Cavanagh is the father of GerritsenBeach.net blogger Daniel Cavanagh, III.

 

13 comments to Better Know A District: 11 Yvette Clarke

  • bagels

    Funny video and very enlightening regarding Ms. Clarke’s understanding of American History.

  • Anonymous

    She only missed slavery in new York by about 61 years. She missed the Dutch being in control of New York by about 230 years. What an idiot. Sad part is that she will probably win because she’s a Democrat in New York and the unions will back her.

    • Anonymous

      @ Anonymous, congress passed the abolition of slavery on January 31, 1865, Although most in the south and a few in the north did not acknowledge the abolition, so she actually missed it by 99 years. The Dutch ceded permanent control of New York to the English in 1674, so she actually missed that by 290 years. Anyway, how her knowledge of slavery in Brooklyn will be beneficial with today’s modern issues is beyond me. We all know what happened way back when. It’s time to move on and get on with life.

      • Anonymous

        Since she is talking about New York, it is New York that matters. New York abolished slavery in 1827 but nice try. The Dutch gave up New York in 1664 and regained it very briefly in 1673. Since she is talking about 1898, that’s 61 years for slavery and 220 or 230 years for the Dutch to be out of New York. Either you suck at math, didn’t watch the video or have your head in the sand so deep just trying to defend someone who doesn’t deserve to be defended because you are blinded by following party lines. I’m figuring it’s all three but that’s just an educated guess.

  • anon

    How embarrassing. I though Sarah Palin was bad. This is probably worse.

  • Anonymous

    Wow – “She was chair of the United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology.”

    • Anonymous

      I’m trying to figure out which ones she was the knowledgeable one on the committee but I don’t think any of them fall under her wide education in bull****.

  • Hannah Silverman

    I can understand why the disrespectful anonymous wouldn’t be bold enough to put his or her name. The Congresswoman is a very intelligent woman who has done alot for Brooklyn. Most of you making a negative comment need to get a life and focus on other things that are of importance. One thing for sure, like it or not she is the sitting Congresswoman, and will continue to be. As long as I am around, I will make certain the Jewish community continue their support for her.

    Anon, there’s nothing to debate over. Get a life, and go do something good for your community, and all of you nay sayers.

    The Congresswoman is doing an awesome job, and I have no doubt that she will continue to do so for a very long time.

  • Hannah Silverman

    Anon, there’s nothing to debate over. Get a life, and go do something good for your community, and all of you nay sayers.

    The Congresswoman is doing an awesome job, and I have no doubt that she will continue to do so for a very long time.

  • Anonymous

    love you hannah, yvette, strongwords, strongminded woman.

  • Anonyme

    It’s funny. The same person writes in lowercase and then writes in uppercase to make it seem like a different person.

  • Anonymous

    love you hannah, yvette, Anonyme is worried about peoples post, puntuation. peace to larry, mel, and chuckie. god bless all who believe. crazy love for all g.b. folks. my friends made the ultimate sacrifice, god bless,