NY Congresswoman Yvette Clarke hosts Tessanne voting party, re-election event


New York Congresswoman Yvette Clarke poses with her mother, indomitable politician Dr. Una Clarke.

New York Congresswoman Yvette Clarke poses with her mother, indomitable politician Dr. Una Clarke.

(Brooklyn, New York, 12/16/2013): Tonight, Monday, December 16, 2013, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., friends, supporters and well-wishers of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, from New York’s 9th Congressional District, will join her for a post-holiday soiree, cocktails and a voting party for Jamaica-born Tessanne Chin, who has made it to NBC’s “The Voice” Finals. The event will be held at the Windland Restaurant, located at 242 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

“For weeks we have watched our darling Tessanne deliver one flawless performance after another on The Voice,” Clarke said. “On Monday night, she will deliver her final ‘winning’ performance and we will be right there, all Jamaicans, wherever we are across the Diaspora, to support her with our votes.” The congresswoman noted that regional support for Chin has reached fever-pitch proportions, especially in her Brooklyn congressional district.  “I encourage everyone to get on every device available and vote  to ensure victory for Tessanne,” she said. Part one of the two-part “The Voice” Finale airs on NBC tonight at 8:00 p.m. and the winner will be announced on Tuesday night.

Guests at the Tessanne voting/re-election event will mix and mingle with the political elite, business leaders and young professionals of New York City, while raising well-needed funds for the congresswoman’s 2014 re-election bid.The primaries will be held in June 2014 instead of September, the usual month. Distinguished guests are expected to include: NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries; NYC Public Advocate-elect Letitia James; Assemblyman Karim Camara; Council Member-elect Laurie Combo, as well as other political, business and community leaders.

Congresswoman Clarke was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 from New York’s 11th congressional district. She was re-elected to represent New York’s new 9th congressional district in November 2012. Her steady rise in the 113th Congress has seen her serving on three House Committees including the Homeland Security, Small Business and Ethics Committees. Her 7-year tenure has been one of leadership on key issues, a path that she hopes to continue on behalf of her constituents. She recently called on President Obama to halt the deportation of immigrants to the Caribbean and other countries to protect families and ease the sense of fear under which these families exist.

General admission tickets for the event are $100.00 with other support levels ranging from $500-$2,600.00. For information on tickets and contributions please call: (718)-940-2480, or (718)-940-2008. Funds raised from the event will support “Clarke for Congress.”  –OnPointPress.net.

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