Yesterday, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, (New York’s 9th Congressional District) hosted a birthday party which she turned into a Tessanne tweet party.
During the post-birthday soiree and holiday cocktails at Woodland Restaurant, 242 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, there was a mixing and mingling of political elites, business leaders and young professionals of New York City, which also doubled as a fundraiser for the congresswoman’s 2014 re-election bid.
The congresswoman, who has followed Tessanne Chin’s rise in the competition, made the decision to make her event a “Voting Party”, for her fellow countrywoman.
“For weeks we have watched our darling Tessanne deliver one flawless performance after another on ‘The Voice’,” she said.
The congresswoman is asking all Jamaicans with a franchise to support Tessanne.
“We will be right there, all Jamaicans, wherever we are across the diaspora, to support her with our votes. [I], more than anyone, know that every vote counts,” she said.
“We will be celebrating on Tuesday night when the votes are counted!,” congresswoman Clarke said.
The congresswoman noted the diaspora’s support, which has reached fever-pitch proportions, especially in the Brooklyn diaspora enclaves, which also includes her congressional district.