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Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Representing the 9th District of New York

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Local politicians say Brooklyn is perfect spot for 2016 Democratic National Convention

Aug 5, 2014
In The News

"U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velazquez, Yvette Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries today launched a campaign for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to select New York City’s bid to host the 2016 convention at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The representatives of Brooklyn urged DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz to select the Big Apple’s application, given that the city is a diverse, cultural hub that embodies the spirit of the Democratic Party. The officials also noted Brooklyn's proximity to hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, and its access to the best transportation system in the world."

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