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Issue Position: We Must Strengthen Democracy in Haiti

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"I Support an Additional $50 Million for Haiti (March 9, 2005) Yvette Clarke supports Congressman Eliot Engel Ranking Democrat on the House International Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, to provide an additional $50 million to Haiti in the Supplemental Appropriations bill." -Yvette Clarke

Citing a "history of instability, poverty and democratic set-backs," the request for additional funding to support the Haitians in their quest for stability and democracy. Clarke said, "Haiti needs the extra $50 million for future elections, promoting reconciliation and jump-starting local economies, and expansion of U.S. and international participation in the United Nations Civil Police."

"Haitians poured on to the streets of their country last month to cast their votes, demonstrating their desire for a better future," said Yvette Clarke. "Now is the time for the United States to tangibly demonstrate that it stands with the Haitian people in their quest for democracy and stability."

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