Rep. Clarke Commemorates Caribbean Heritage Month
In commemoration of Caribbean Heritage Month, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke recognizes the contributions Caribbean Americans. This June marks the second annual celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month. The original resolution to establish Caribbean Health month was introduced in the House of Representatives in 2005, and passed through both houses by February 2006. With the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 71, June became Caribbean Heritage Month.
“Caribbean Heritage month is very near and dear to my heart,” commented Rep. Clarke. “It gives me great pleasure to honor the legacies and contributions of my fellow Caribbean Americans.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, there are more than 35 million Caribbean Americans in the
Rep. Clarke is a staunch supporter of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference being held from June 19, 2007 through June 21, 2007 in
Rep. Clarke is the daughter of successful Jamaican immigrants. Rep. Clarke is also honored to represent the generations of Caribbean Americans in central