Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Founding Co-chair of the Caribbean American Caucus, released the following statement commemorating Caribbean American Heritage Month.
“This month, we honor, celebrate, and commemorate the boundless contributions of Caribbean Americans to our Nation. From grassroots activists, the first Black woman to run for president, thought leaders, diplomats, business moguls, and Michelin Star Chefs, Caribbean Americans are an integral part of our nation’s legacy and future. I am proud to be a woman of Jamaican descent representing my home, my community, and my people. Let this month be a beacon for celebrating diversity, the preservation of legacy, and the proliferation of unity. From Jamaica to Barbados and everyone in-between: ‘Bless Up’