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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Passing of Ms. Jacqueline “Jacqui” Ellis

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the passing of Ms. Jacqueline “Jacqui” Ellis:

“On behalf of myself, the Clarke Family and the people of the Ninth Congressional District of New York, I wish to respectfully offer my deepest condolences for the passing of Ms. Jacqueline “Jacqui” Ellis to her family and friends. As a well-respected and devoted Chief of Staff to Congressman Al Green of Texas, Ms. Ellis formed many close relationships with different individuals and organizations in the halls of Congress. I am truly saddened by the passing of a role model and mentor, as well as a fellow sister of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Ms. Ellis was a woman of high distinction, whom I credit with shaping my view of public service and to whom I have always attributed my passion for fighting for fairness, justice and equity on behalf of the marginalized in our community. I loved Ms. Ellis and cherished each moment I worked with her. I and many others in my office were touched during her tenure as a public servant. May Ms. Ellis’s legacy forever live through her family and through the Congressional staffers and constituents who were enriched by her work. May we, who remain, always remember her considerable contributions to our collective prosperity as Black women and communities of color, and use her life’s work as an inspiration to continue our pursuit of justice, fairness, and equality.”

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the Committee on Ethics and the Committee on Small Business in the House of Representatives, proudly represents Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, Park Slope, Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.