US House, NY-06

Yvette Clarke

ON THE ISSUES

  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Leading voice for framing clean energy as a national security issue
  • Earned 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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WHY THIS RACE MATTERS

  • Holding this seat in New York will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Only Black woman representing the state of New York in Congress

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CANDIDATE BACKGROUND

Representative Yvette Clarke is running for a 10th term to represent New York’s 9th congressional district. Clarke previously served on the New York City Council. As a former member of the House Homeland Security Committee, she has worked to address climate change and frame it as a national security issue. In Congress, Clarke serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and will continue to be a vocal advocate designating the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument in Brooklyn as part of the National Parks System. She also introduced the FEMA Climate Change Preparedness Act (H.R. 4823) which would require the agency to factor climate change into all its official policies, the BREATHE Act (H.R. 585) which calls for the amend the Clean Air Act, and H.R. 4737 which would require DHS to evaluate existing federal research regarding approaches to mitigate climate change. Representative Clarke has a 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Clarke is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.


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