Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Vows To Keep Brooklyn a ‘Sanctuary City’ For Immigrants, At Swearing-in Ceremony – The Brooklyn Reader
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Vows to Keep Brooklyn a ‘Sanctuary City’ for Immigrants, at Swearing-in Ceremony – The Brooklyn Reader
By Phyllis HuangJanuary 26, 2017, 12:20 pm Congresswoman Clarke taking oath
Brooklyn Representative Yvette D. Clarke, joined by family members, on Wednesday was administered the ceremonial oath of office for her 6th term in Congress.
The ceremony was presided over by New York State Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten in the Theodore Roosevelt District Courthouse at Cadman Plaza East.
Congresswoman Clarke, a native of Brooklyn and of Jamaican descent, was born in a family with distinguished history of public service. Her mother, Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, was the first Caribbean-born woman elected to the New York City’s legislature. Congresswoman Clarke was …