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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Hosts First Lady of Somalia On Capitol Hill


Today, December 1, 2011, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will host a briefing on “Unemployed Youth as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Root Cause and Ultimate Solution to Somalia’s Problems.”  At the briefing, the First Lady of Somalia, Dr. Hodan Isse will speak with Members of Congress and staffers about improving relations between the U.S. and Somalia.  She will also discuss methods by which to establish shared security strategies and effectively facilitate humanitarian efforts to circumvent the strong presence of al-Shabaab, the terrorist organization impeding foreign aid in famine stricken regions in central and southern Somalia.  As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Congresswoman Clarke looks forward to hearing how our nation can help combat the growing presence of the al-Shabaab and strengthen our nation’s homeland security efforts.

Who:      Host:                   The Honorable Yvette D. Clarke

               Guest:                  First Lady of Somalia, Dr. Hodan Isse


               Honorary Host:   The Honorable Bobby L. Rush 

                                          The Honorable Keith M. Ellison                                             

                                          The Honorable Barbara J. Lee                                            

                                          The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge   

                                          The Congressional African Staff Association (CASA)

                                         The Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA)

What:                               Members and staffers meeting with the First Lady of Somalia, Dr. 
                                         Hodan Isse to discuss how to establish shared security 
                                         strategies and effectively facilitate humanitarian efforts to circumvent
                                         the strong presence of al-Shabaab. 

When:                             Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 4 PM EST -5 PM EST

Where:                            HC-8, The U.S. Capitol Building

                                        Washington, DC 20515