A Noteworthy Accomplishment

Residents of the 11th Congressional District have good reason to celebrate the many accomplishments of their office-holder in the U.S. House of Representatives. The predominantly Caribbean district in Brooklyn, have watched with pride how well Rep. Yvette D. Clarke has aqcuitted herself in Washington.

This week Congresswoman Clarke, of Jamaican heritage, added yet another feather to her cap with the announcement that she had achieved a perfect score for her unrelenting campaign for human rights on the Human Rights Campaign’s Congressional Scorecard.

“I am proud to have received a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress,” Clarke said after the announcement. “Our nation has a responsibility to focus on LGBT equality.”

Members of Congress are rated in the Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard based on their positions on issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. For example, Ms. Clarke supported the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Uniting American Families Act, all of which are included in the scorecard.

“The rights of all Americans are important to me, and I will continue our work to fulfill the promise of the Fourteenth Amendment – that we are entitled to equal protection of the law,” concluded Representative Clarke.

The full scorecard can be found at www.hrc.org/scorecard.